Provence Mango Furniture ~ Warming and Inviting Classic Style
Provence by Asia Dragon infuses the ethos of durable solid design with a South-east Asian twist; making this an award winning range that enriches any home with a natural charm and understated elegance. Hand crafted in java using polished fruit wood - obtained from sustainable sources - Provence embodies a rustic wholesome style that is both eco-friendly and subtly chic.
All wood utilised in the production of this range is from non-endangered sources. The Mango wood is a fast growing tree indigenous to Java, all trees that are felled are replaced instantly by saplings. Our guarantee to you is that every part of the tree is utilised efficiently, the trees are only felled at the end of their fruit producing lives, with offcuts from the felled tree’s firing the kilns that dry the timber used. Traditional methods of production ensure that very little fossil fuels are consumed in the manufacturing process. This underlines the commitment from Asia Dragon to provide homes with quality hard-woods that are not a direct threat to the endangered rain-forests. STOCK IS LIMITED ON THIS RANGE AT PRESENT & HAS A LONG LEAD TIME - PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING
Mango wood is the timber of the deciduous tree mangifera indica which is indigenous to tropical Asia and Oceania. Known much more widely for its delicious fruit, mango trees also yield beautiful and valuable lumber. The wood is considered very eco-friendly, as some mango plantations harvest the trees for lumber after they have completed their useful fruit-bearing lifespan.
Mango wood is one of the most popular wood types in the UK and is often viewed as a greener alternative to some other woods used in furniture manufacturing.
Why is mango wood favourable for furniture making?
Mango hardwood wood features an alluring irregular grain formation which is most distinctive in appearance and can be polished to an elegant and durable finish. The wood itself is robust and durable, maintaining its original form during handling and construction. These properties make it an ideal material for cabinet making. Because of the spalting that is commonly present, the wood can be a kaleidoscope of colors. Under normal circumstances, the heart is a golden brown, while other colors such as yellow and streaks of pink and black can also occur. Curly or mottled grain patterns are also normal.
We work closely with our suppliers specialising in mango wood furniture. Timbers are sustainably obtained from managed plantations. It is is excellent for making furniture, provided it is properly seasoned in salt water and kiln dried. The wood is kiln-dried and treated to protect its future stability before production starts. A stain is carefully applied to obtain the desired tone before hand waxing to enhance the beautiful grain. As this furniture is hand finished from an entirely natural product, variations in knots and grains will be evident making each piece, charmingly, characteristically unique.