Sticks and Stones Sustainable Furniture

Sticks and Stones follows the most basic principles of sustainable living: reduce, reuse, recycle, rethink. Ninety percent of their materials come from within 100 miles of their facility. Reclaimed wood is the main component of their furniture, and fly-ash and recycled glass are both used in the production of their concrete. Rainwater is collected in rain barrels at their facility which is located in Squamish, BC, where it rains a lot. Everything that can be recycled from their office waste to their manufacturing waste is recycled at an organic recycling plant.Sticks and Stones also gives back 1% of its profits to a children's charity organization called We to Me.

Sticks and Stones.

Giving back to the community and environment are compelling reasons to look twice at a company, but the first look is always due to the cover. Sticks and Stones manufacturers concrete and wood furnishings that are creative, edgy, and sustainable. The use of both concrete and wood shows off the flexibility and strength of both materials. Simple detailing and connections allow for an easy comparison of thickness and texture of the elements.

“If a piece is going to be built well enough to last for many years, then the style of the piece must also be current many years from now. Clean lines, good proportion, and choice materials all point to timeless design,” states Benesocky.

Sticks and Stones Sustainable Furniture
Sticks and Stones Sustainable Furniture
Sticks and Stones Sustainable Furniture

Sticks and Stones is a result of the joint effort of Yves St Hilaire and Roland Benesocky. Roland “Sticks” Benesocky, graduated from the Fine Furniture Program in Victoria and is responsible for the wood working design background of Sticks and Stones. Yves “The Stone “ St Hilaire, an entrepreneur at heart, worked with concrete commercially before taking the idea to a smaller, residential scale. Together they push the limits of concrete and wood to create balanced design.

Posted February 1, 2011 by Amanda Smith

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