CHARACTER RECLAIMED FURNITURE
A truly unique and inspired collection of reclaimed furniture handcrafted by Indigo Furniture.
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.
Our Latest Salvaged Timber
Our latest collection of reclaimed timber comes from The Normanton Barracks. This locally famous building was built in 1874 and was the Regimental Depot of the famous Nottinghamshire Sherwood Foresters Regiment during the First and Second World Wars.
Normanton Barracks was one of a number of new depots across the country built to give visual dominance as a sign of military strength with some featuring a ‘keep’ or armoury.
The salvaged beams used to create our Reclaimed collection came from many of the building’s roof timbers including the King and Queen post trusses, purlins and rafters.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saw and gripper marks are left into the wood during the manufacturing process. These marks add layers of intense surface interest to the reclaimed furniture collection.
Part of the original construction technique used in buildings, dowel holes are filled with a plug of reclaimed timber leaving a unique and interesting feature.
Used in the construction of roofs the original Mortice would have housed a Tenon. Creating an interesting surface feature on The Indigo reclaimed collection.
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. ABERDEENSHIREMORE TESTIMONIALS
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.