Indigo's Reclaimed Furniture made from historic buildings.

CHARACTER RECLAIMED FURNITURE

A truly unique and inspired collection of reclaimed furniture handcrafted by Indigo Furniture.

HISTORIC BUILDINGS

The Indigo range of reclaimed furniture is hewn from salvaged structural timbers such as roof rafters, purlins and joists. 

Hand selected timber is sourced from historic British sites such as The Crossley Brothers Factory and the iconic Big Dipper rollercoaster in Blackpool.

A unique collection which includes the Reclaimed Dining Table, Mill Cart Coffee table and the Reclaimed Bed – a stalwart of the Indigo range.

INDIGO CRAFTSMEN

Indigo craftsmen painstakingly remove metalwork from the beams including truss plates, nails, brads and bolts.

Holes and notches in the timber seen on the surface of the timber were once part of lapped joints and mortise and tenons on areas such as the ‘A’ frames and joists of buildings. Other signs and marks left may have been left by industrial machinery anchored to the wood such as tracking, hoists and chain lifts. It will take two skilled joiners an entire day to prepare the salvaged timbers required to create one Reclaimed Dining Table from the Indigo reclaimed furniture collection.

A DEDICATION TO BRITISH HERITAGE

“Inspired by the buildings which surround the Indigo showroom in Derbyshire; the heart of the Industrial Revolution and home to Cromford Mills – now a World Heritage site. The reclaimed collection is homage to a diminishing British heritage. We admire the buildings and structures which have defined British architecture throughout history.  Through repurposing these valued timbers we keep centuries old British craftsmanship alive.”

MILES GREGORY DIRECTOR

Featuring The Reclaimed Beam Table

UNIQUE CHARACTER

Unseasoned wood was often used in industrial buildings, as the timbers dried in-situ splits and shakes in the wood occurred through natural atmospheric changes; this unique character is an integral part of the reclaimed timber we use and undergoes minimal processing.

With a dedication to British skills and manufacturing heritage, each piece of Indigo Furniture is designed and built in Indigo workshops using restored machinery. These machines leave unique marks which tell the story of manufacture. Never fully sanded out they add to the inherent character of each piece of reclaimed furniture.

BUILD

Indigo Furniture is crafted in our own workshops, where cabinet makers use traditional techniques and restored machinery to create the distinct Indigo build and aesthetic. Hand built to order, and signed off by the craftsmen and sealed with guarantees of up to 15 years.

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KNOTS

The branches of the imposing trees used to create reclaimed furniture can be seen as knots on the surface of the wood, bringing character and surface interest that only solid wood can provide.

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SAW MARKS

Lovingly designed and manufactured by Indigo, each piece of timber is hewn using restored British band and circular saws; this working process leaves distinct marks which are never fully sanded out, thus maintaining the integral story of manufacturing.

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 GRAIN

Every ring on a piece of timber depicts a year in the life of the tree, these can be seen as the grain on the surface of the wood.

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NATURAL SHAKES

During the life of the tree natural splits and shakes occur during growth, these nuances are a hallmark of solid wood furniture and bring character and individuality to each piece.

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HAND FINISHED

The warm honeyed tones are brought to life with a hand applied natural finish, ground Walnut shells, Oak dust and Beeswax nourish, protect and bring the inherent character to the fore.

An artisanal process which totals five hours of hand brushing, and polishing with a lint free cloth.

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YOUR NEXT HEIRLOOM

Indigo’s reclaimed furniture will lend character and heritage to your home. A reclaimed table will sit happily at the heart of your home; a staunch and steadfast piece to enjoy with family and friends.

“Nothing prepared us for how stunning our bespoke Reclaimed Beam Table and benches would look in situ. It has become the hub of our home and a real talking point. Already being hailed as a family heirloom.
Thanks and regards.”

G. BOOTH. ABERDEENSHIRE

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RECLAIMED TIMBER AT INDIGO’S WORKSHOP

A local haulage firm deliveries a load of reclaimed structural beams salvaged from historic buildings to Indigo’s Matlock workshop. The beginning of a painstaking process which to create Indigo’s unique Reclaimed Furniture collection.

Choose from the reclaimed table, the iconic reclaimed bed or one of two reclaimed cart coffee tables inspired by the Industrial Revolution.

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