StilNovoDesign

Recycled Oak Wine Barrel Products, Furniture, Lighting

California, United States · 611 Sales

StilNovoDesign

Recycled Oak Wine Barrel Products, Furniture, Lighting

California, United States 611 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(178)

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 2, 2016

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… :)

Camilla And Stefano

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Camilla And Stefano

Hashtag, recycled oak wine barrel laptop stand
US$39.99
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(178)
LindaSunshine

LindaSunshine on Jul 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is an absolutely beautiful piece of furniture. Thank you for the great communication, the good packing job, and the unique use of the wine-stained oak. This shape will fit in my house anywhere from the bedroom to the living areas. So many possible uses!

jackielees9

jackielees9 on Jun 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love that this is made from recycled wine barrels and that the wine stain is still evident on the base, which they left natural at my request. I like the simplicity of the design, and of course it's functional - a necessary item for my laptop as it deals with Houston heat. Fast delivery, and they took care of my order even thought they were heading on vacation. Very happy with it and the service.

LindaSunshine

LindaSunshine on May 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My second stool. This one doesn't rock, and I like both styles equally. (They are used primarily on carpet here.) This time I went for the lighter, two-toned stain, and I love the more red tone that truly shows where the wood came from. Thank you to Camilla for great communication, and swift shipment.

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About

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, Problems' Solver, Inventor, Relentless Worker Of Every Hour Of The Day Of Every Given Day, Creative Genius, Artisan/Artist

    Is there anything he cannot do? Well, after being married to him for the past 21 years 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

Shop policies

Last updated on March 31, 2016
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!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Your payment is expected within 2 days from placing your order.
We begin manufacturing within 24 hours from receiving your payment, regrettably cancellations are not accepted after that frame of time.
Shipping
Every item is made to order, please allow the necessary time for manufacturing as stated in every listing.

We ship from California with FedEx ground service or with USPS First Class/Priority Post Service for selected parcels.
You may require a different shipping service of your preference, but please contact us to define any possible additional costs.
Please note that tracking number is included in your shipping charges with any carrier, as is insurance for items shipped with Fedex.

PLEASE NOTE: Fedex requires a direct signature upon delivery of any parcel insured for a value of over $500. Plan accordingly and if possible, please provide a phone number for your order.

We ship to the address indicated on your ETSY invoice, PLEASE make sure of its accuracy.

IF DAMAGE OCCURS: We care for our products and handle them with love and attention, however....the shipping carriers sometimes don't :( ...SO:
~Should you observe significant damage to the outer packaging, please reject
the shipment and have the carrier return it.
~If there is minor damage to the packaging, please indicate as such when you sign for the shipment.
~If damage to the item has occurred, do NOT discard the packaging and please contact us within 48 hours of receipt so that we may report it to the carrier and request an inspection of the parcel and packaging materials; a claim will then be filed for compensation. In order to file an insurance claim, photos MUST be taken of the inner & outer packaging and item's damage.
~No non-authorized repairing costs will be reimbursed.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: please be aware that you may be subject to additional charges such as duties, taxes, and customs clearance fees, which are not included in the item price or shipping costs. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. You may check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs may be.

We do NOT include an invoice with the item to avoid extra paper usage, please download your receipt directly from your Etsy page or contact us to print it out for you.

Whenever possible we use recycled packaging materials; please try to recycle our materials as well, let's keep it circulating :)
Refunds and Exchanges
It's our privilege to satisfy your needs and try to meet your taste and preferences.
In order to do that we offer you a vast choice of colors, sizes and styles to pick from at the moment of purchase and detailed information in every listing.
However, if any mistake is made along the way from our part we are always happy to communicate with you and exchange your item for something closer to your expectations or open a store credit in your name. We begin manufacturing within 24 hours from receiving your payment, cancellations are not accepted after that frame of time. Regrettably shipping fees are NOT going to be included in the credit and we are not able to cover for the costs of returns. We especially cannot accept cancellations on custom and personalized creations, or on large items, under any circumstance.
Additional policies and FAQs
We welcome your requests for customized orders, special commissions and personalized ideas.
Everything that you see in our shop is open to your personal reinterpretation and can be transformed to meet your requirements and needs.

We do NOT include an invoice with the item to avoid extra paper usage, please download your receipt directly from your Etsy page or contact us to print it out for you.

Please contact us for wholesale inquiries.