Houthaven Design: recycled and sustainable materials we use

Some of the materials we work with at Houthaven Design. We reclaim and reuse gorgeous materials to create exciting modern design.
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Recycled mooring posts from the Rotterdam harbor, before being cut to length and made into  furniture by Houthaven Design.

Recycled mooring posts from the Rotterdam harbor, before being cut to length and made into furniture by Houthaven Design.

Detail of an oak mooring post we use for our lamps and furniture. Lovely patterns are created from the wood being under water for for several years

Detail of an oak mooring post we use for our lamps and furniture. Lovely patterns are created from the wood being under water for for several years

Recycled wooden mooring posts reclaimed from the Rotterdam harbor, waiting to become lamps and furniture, made by Houthaven Design.

Recycled wooden mooring posts reclaimed from the Rotterdam harbor, waiting to become lamps and furniture, made by Houthaven Design.

Raw oak mooring posts and planks ready to be made into furniture by Houthaven Design.   Oud eiken meerpalen en wagonplanken, klaar voor het maken van meubels door Houthaven Design

Raw oak mooring posts and planks ready to be made into furniture by Houthaven Design. Oud eiken meerpalen en wagonplanken, klaar voor het maken van meubels door Houthaven Design

Our favorite reclaimed wood: old mooring posts from the Rotterdam harbor, pulled out of the water and locally milled just a few miles from our workshop.

Our favorite reclaimed wood: old mooring posts from the Rotterdam harbor, pulled out of the water and locally milled just a few miles from our workshop.

Mussels and barnacles live on these posts from the Rotterdam harbor while they are under the water. The posts stay in the water for over 50 years, giving the outside of the wood a gorgeous patina we use in our Houthaven Design products.

Mussels and barnacles live on these posts from the Rotterdam harbor while they are under the water. The posts stay in the water for over 50 years, giving the outside of the wood a gorgeous patina we use in our Houthaven Design products.

Mooring posts that have come out of the Rotterdam harbor. These are what we at Houthaven Design use to make our lamps, shelves and other products.

Mooring posts that have come out of the Rotterdam harbor. These are what we at Houthaven Design use to make our lamps, shelves and other products.

Mooring posts which have just come out of the Rotterdam harbor. We make them into lamps, shelves, chairs, and more!

Mooring posts which have just come out of the Rotterdam harbor. We make them into lamps, shelves, chairs, and more!

A stack of mooring posts that have come out of the Rotterdam harbor and are waiting to be sawed into smaller pieces. These are about 60 x 60 cm and up to 10 meters long!

A stack of mooring posts that have come out of the Rotterdam harbor and are waiting to be sawed into smaller pieces. These are about 60 x 60 cm and up to 10 meters long!


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