One of our newest lines, D-Bhodi, has found its way onto the shelves of many of our retailers and designers. Originating from Indonesia, this line has a unique blend of natural and urban elements that has proven to be quite popular among our clients and their customers.
The D-Bhodi line is primarily made of teak. A type of timbre which is highly valued for its durability and water resistance, and is highly sought after in the furniture industry. This is mainly due to high oil contents, tight grain, and high tensile strength. Teak has been used in boatbuilding for nearly 2000 years, as it has proven to be relatively high in strength.
Aside from its strength and durability, teaks value also comes from it’s elegance. The oil in teak not only protects the wood, but gives a rich, earthy golden-brown colour. There are other hardwoods which are nearly as strong as teak, but it’s mainly because of its beauty that teak wood is so popular all over the world.
Most of D-Bhodi’s reclaimed wood comes from support beams and outer panels of old houses in remote villages. Extended families in tiny rural hamlets tucked into the hills of East Java still build beautifully simple knock-down wooden homes made of plentiful teak that grows in that area. There is a traditional belief that homes shouldn’t be passed more than three generations. When it’s time, the house is sold and fresh wood is bought to begin again.