DVELAS “LIVING SAILS”: RECYCLING SAILS FOR OUTDOOR FURNITURE

I have just discovered my new love in outdoor furniture and I cannot wait to share it with you.  It is soooo ultra cool and clever that you will be totally fascinated by the story behind it.  The company manufacturing this line is called Dvelas

and they come out of Spain…Pamplona, Spain to be exact.

 

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Genois Cheslon from Dvelas

 

The talented design team behind the whole line is composed of Enrique Kahle, an architect, Arraitz Koch, a designer, Borja Fuentes, an architect and manufacturer of sails, and Esperanza Kahle, an architect. The team  has been awarded numerous awards for the outstanding design of the collection.

 

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Genois Cheslon from Dvelas

 

The collection has been inspired by nautical construction and sailing techniques and represents some of the most unique outdoor furniture I have ever seen.  Now here is the best part of Dvelas: The company only uses recycled sails that have lost their usefulness on sail boats but still have superior qualities which  make them ideal for their furniture.

 

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Genois from Dvelas

 

In addition, Dvelas openly solicits people to donate old sails…even torn ones or particularly sails with unique marks or in color.  Then they recondition all of the various materials and turn them into stunning furniture to put around your garden or pool or beachfront.

 

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B & S Elondo from Dvelas

 

The clever thing is that only a few pieces of furniture can be made from each sail…think limited edition… and information about each sail  (it’s type, origin, manufacturer, the boat it came from and where the boat was docked) is attached to the furniture.

 

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Trimmer Chairs from Dvelas

 

They also have a series of pieces that are what they call “exclusive editions” that are constructed out of special sails that have certain plastic sections which make their usage as furniture very original.

 

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Genois Cheslon from Dvelas

 

There is also a line of accessories that would be terrific additions to any vacation house or a children’s rooms.

 

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Garrucho from Dvelas

 

Not only does the company recycle sails, but if you choose to donate one of your sails to the company for their furniture they will gladly exchange it for some of their furniture. Or, you can bring in your own sail and have them make the furniture out of your material.

 

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B & S Elondo from Vaurein

 

As I said original, the furniture is inventive and clever and, may I add, oh so very sexy for outdoors.  There is a simplicity and fluidity about it that speaks of the sea and with that comes an artistic beauty that makes this line stand out from all of the rest.

 

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Vaurein from Develas

 

So, if you are looking for something special and out of the ordinary for you home, look no further. By the way, I discovered  Dvelas  at Mondo Collection here in New York City and you can purchase the entire line there.

 

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Ciao, ciao ’til next time!