StilNovoDesign

Recycled Oak Wine Barrel Products, Furniture, Lighting

Grass Valley, California
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Announcement    Stil Novo Design creates unique sustainable custom furniture, lighting, home & wedding decor and green gift ideas using recycled French oak wine barrels. We are a family business located in California where we design and manufacture all of our creations.

Why wine barrels? The chemical properties of oak itself play a significant role in winemaking, affecting the color, flavor, and texture of the wine; over time many of the oak properties get "leached" out of the barrel though and after 3 to 5 vintages the barrel is ready to be discarded. That's when we rescue, recycle and transform them into unique beauty to be given a new life in our customers' hands. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs. The barrel's metal hoop is integrated whenever possible.
The red wine previously held in the barrels stains the underside conferring its particular character to it. Each piece will show natural variations in color, grain & dimensions from piece to piece. Imperfections of the weathered wood are welcome part of its history and unique charm. Every piece is a 'one of a kind' item.

About our STYLE: Our European heritage brings an innovative, highly sophisticated sense of style and superior manufacture standards to this century’s ‘green revolution’. The upcycled shouldn’t be inferior to the high-end market’s standards and moreover should maintain the same sense of exclusivity and distinctiveness. Our concern for the environment doesn't affect, nor compromise, the quality and sense of esthetic conveyed in our creations; we proudly strive to exceed our customers' expectations.

About our S & H costs: we box every item carefully, the larger items often take up to 3 hours to box. We invest time and materials into proper packaging to protect your purchase during transit. We insure every item for its full value for your peace of mind -and ours- and such insurance is included in the fees you are paying. Thus the costs.

A last note about our LEAD TIME: most of our items are made to order expressly for you. True artisans take pride in the quality of their creations and time in conveying that in every detail. Working with recycled materials involves time consuming procedures to prepare the wood before the end result can be achieved. We don't delegate any part of the manufacturing process in order to guarantee quality consistency, our lead time is a natural result of it :)

Please note that only occasionally we have a small selection of 'ready to ship' items. Look for the READY TO SHIP specification in the listings' titles, otherwise for items made to order, please allow and expect the necessary time to manufacture, plus delivery time.

We hope you'll enjoy our products as much as we've enjoyed creating them for you and that the thought of furnishing your home without cutting any living tree will only add to the pleasure of your purchase :)

We always welcome requests for customized orders, special commissions and personalized ideas.

Find us On FaceBook at: http://www.facebook.com/StilNovoDesign

Stil Novo Design has been featured nationally and abroad in a vast number of home décor, furnishing and ‘green’ publications, online and printed, and on popular blogs such as:

The Daily Green, Apartment Therapy, The Alternative Consumer, Design Milk, Boing Boing, NotCot, CraftZine, Uncrate, Style Hive, FreshHome, Flea Market Style, CA Home+Design, Cottages & Bungalows and many more… :)

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 19, 2019

Stil Novo Design creates unique sustainable custom furniture, lighting, home & wedding decor and green gift ideas using recycled French oak wine barrels. We are a family business located in California where we design and manufacture all of our creations.

Why wine barrels? The chemical properties of oak itself play a significant role in winemaking, affecting the color, flavor, and texture of the wine; over time many of the oak properties get "leached" out of the barrel though and after 3 to 5 vintages the barrel is ready to be discarded. That's when we rescue, recycle and transform them into unique beauty to be given a new life in our customers' hands. The natural arch of a barrel stave confers striking finesse to the silhouette of each of our designs. The barrel's metal hoop is integrated whenever possible.
The red wine previously held in the barrels stains the underside conferring its particular character to it. Each piece will show natural variations in color, grain & dimensions from piece to piece. Imperfections of the weathered wood are welcome part of its history and unique charm. Every piece is a 'one of a kind' item.

About our STYLE: Our European heritage brings an innovative, highly sophisticated sense of style and superior manufacture standards to this century’s ‘green revolution’. The upcycled shouldn’t be inferior to the high-end market’s standards and moreover should maintain the same sense of exclusivity and distinctiveness. Our concern for the environment doesn't affect, nor compromise, the quality and sense of esthetic conveyed in our creations; we proudly strive to exceed our customers' expectations.

About our S & H costs: we box every item carefully, the larger items often take up to 3 hours to box. We invest time and materials into proper packaging to protect your purchase during transit. We insure every item for its full value for your peace of mind -and ours- and such insurance is included in the fees you are paying. Thus the costs.

A last note about our LEAD TIME: most of our items are made to order expressly for you. True artisans take pride in the quality of their creations and time in conveying that in every detail. Working with recycled materials involves time consuming procedures to prepare the wood before the end result can be achieved. We don't delegate any part of the manufacturing process in order to guarantee quality consistency, our lead time is a natural result of it :)

Please note that only occasionally we have a small selection of 'ready to ship' items. Look for the READY TO SHIP specification in the listings' titles, otherwise for items made to order, please allow and expect the necessary time to manufacture, plus delivery time.

We hope you'll enjoy our products as much as we've enjoyed creating them for you and that the thought of furnishing your home without cutting any living tree will only add to the pleasure of your purchase :)

We always welcome requests for customized orders, special commissions and personalized ideas.

Find us On FaceBook at: http://www.facebook.com/StilNovoDesign

Stil Novo Design has been featured nationally and abroad in a vast number of home décor, furnishing and ‘green’ publications, online and printed, and on popular blogs such as:

The Daily Green, Apartment Therapy, The Alternative Consumer, Design Milk, Boing Boing, NotCot, CraftZine, Uncrate, Style Hive, FreshHome, Flea Market Style, CA Home+Design, Cottages & Bungalows and many more… :)

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Camilla And Stefano

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About StilNovoDesign

Sales 853
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Stumbling on an idea

While visiting a local winery in the north of California, we noticed a bunch of unused barrels, piled up in a corner and ready to be discarded. We asked a few questions and learned about the chemical properties of oak itself and how it plays a significant role in winemaking, affecting the color, flavor, and texture of the wine.
Over time many of the oak properties get 'leached' out of the barrel and after a few vintages the barrel is ready to be discarded.

Being such an experienced and passionate woodworker, Stefano could immediately recognize and appreciate the quality of such material and felt that we could turn that unfortunate waste into a ‘green’ idea.

The more we worked with this wood, the more we could notice and appreciate the uniqueness of each barrel, the different grain, quality and character that every stave presents; for us every dent, discoloration and mark is a very valued and honored sign of age that we have a lot of respect for.
It makes us quite happy that we are able to give this wonderful material a new life in our customers’ hands.

In Italian ‘stil novo’ means ‘new style’ and it’s reminiscent of the ‘dolce stil novo’, which was a very important literary movement in Italy during the 13th century.
Somehow it seemed to fit with our vision and stylistic choices.

Our European heritage brings an innovative, highly sophisticated sense of style and superior manufacture standards to this century’s ‘green revolution’.
Our concern for the environment doesn't affect, nor compromise, the quality and sense of esthetic conveyed in our creations; we proudly strive to exceed our customers' expectations. We create heirlooms for you to cherish for years to come.
We want the eco-friendly to be elegant, refined, chic and stylish and we don't believe in shabbiness!!
The upcycled shouldn’t be inferior to the high-end market’s standards and moreover should maintain the same sense of exclusivity and distinctiveness.

About our S & H costs: we box every item carefully, the larger items often take up to 3 hours to box. We invest time and materials into proper packaging to protect your purchase during transit. We insure every item for its full value for your peace of mind -and ours- and such insurance is included in the fees you are paying. Thus the costs.

A last note about our LEAD TIME: most of our items are made to order expressly for you. True artisans take pride in the quality of their creations and time in conveying that in every detail. Working with recycled materials involves time consuming procedures to prepare the wood before the end result can be achieved. We don't delegate any part of the manufacturing process in order to guarantee quality consistency, our lead time is a natural result of it :)

Please note that only occasionally we have a small selection of 'ready to ship' items. Look for the READY TO SHIP specification in the listings' titles, otherwise for items made to order, please allow and expect the necessary time to manufacture, plus delivery time.

We hope you'll enjoy our products as much as we've enjoyed creating them for you and that the thought of furnishing your home without cutting any living tree will only add to the pleasure of your purchase :)

Interviews and articles about Stil Novo Design:

http://meylah.com/blog/150/Interview-with-Stil-Novo-Design
http://tilldeathdousart.blogspot.com/2010/01/featured-artist-stil-novo-designs.html#comments
http://tryhandmade.com/interview-with-camilla-of-stil-novo-design/
http://gilliauna.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-and-innovative-way-to-recycle.html
Radio interview on Winefairy http://www.winefairy.com/iWineRadio864b.mp3

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  • Camilla and Stefano

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    We've have been designing and manufacturing recycled oak wine barrel creations since 2008. A lot of hard work, sleepless nights, laughter -even tears- have filled these years. We're gratified by the results of such labor of love.

  • Stefano

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Is there anything he cannot do? Well, after being married to him for the past few decades I can easily say "No!" but, lets' be honest…the man can't cook. Folding laundry is not his forte either…

  • Camilla

    Curator, Co-owner, Customers Curator, Marketing Mamma, Knocker Of Doors, Promoter, Cheerleader, Communicator, Manager, The One Who Gets To Wear The Many Hats.

    Imagine getting ideas in your head of things you'd like to make, designs you'd wish to realize while having ZERO manual abilities to materialize any of it. Then imagine marrying someone with the skills and ingenuity to make it all happen. That's me

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
We hope you'll enjoy our products as much as we've enjoyed creating them for you and that the thought of furnishing your home without cutting any living tree will only add to the pleasure of your purchase :)

Please remember that most of our items are made to order, allow and expect necessary time to manufacture, plus delivery time.

Please read our policies thoroughly and let us know if you have any question!

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