Materials

 

If you are interested in purchasing furniture and would like help with your decision, we are happy to mail you physical material samples of anything you see on this page.

Please get in touch at questions@phloemstudio.com and we will put together a care package for you.


Wood

 

We use only the finest domestic hardwoods for all of our furniture, grown right here in North America.

Wood is a natural product and can vary in tone, color and grain from tree to tree and board to board. We celebrate these diverse characteristics.

Our furniture is finished by hand with an oil blend that protects and highlights the wood's natural properties.


Tonica by Kvadrat Upholstery Wool Fabric

 

Tonica is a 100% wool fabric with a tight weave, rated for 45,000 cycles, Martindale method. Tonica has underlaying grey heather tones and is surprisingly very soft and almost smooth to the touch.


Hallingdal by Kvadrat Upholstery Wool Fabric

 

Hallingal is a wool blend fabric of 70% wool, 30% rayon, rated for 100,000 cycles, Martindale method. Hallingdal is a fabric designed by Nanna Ditzel, with a slightly larger weave than Tonica. It feels very nice to the touch and the colors and tones are classic.


Upholstery Leather

 

We offer Garrett Leather's Caressa Line as an upholstery option. Caressa is a full grain Italian leather with a soft touch and subtle satin sheen.

Leather is a natural product and can vary from hide to hide. 


Rope

We utilize a polypropylene rope with a yacht weave on all of our rope woven seats.

Similar to rope used in both climbing gear and some sailing lines, it is a synthetic rope that feels delightfully soft and tactile to touch. Our rope will stretch just slightly over time into a comfortable seat after many years of use.


Strap and Sling Leather

 

We use English Bridle Leather hides for the straps to our Nadine Lounges and the slings to our Peninsula Chairs. 

Thick and durable, this leather is comfortable to sit on, will tarnish and age gracefully, and bears more character than thinner hides used for upholstery. Expect it to come with scars and natural blemishes and wear in to have a beautiful patina over time.