Softwood Salvaged Collection
imondi’s Salvaged Softwoods Collection originates from construction materials used in early houses, farm buildings and factories. Originating from the three traditional centres of production globally: The Baltics, North America and China.
Historically during the 17th & 18th Century, Western Europe’s major timber source was the southern shore of the Baltic. Both Dutch and English depended on Baltic timber for shipbuilding. Wars and diplomacy with Sweden & Denmark revolved around these countries’ need to guarantee freedom of timber supplies. Towards the turn of the 18th Century, the New England colonies of North America became an essential resource.
By the early 19th Century, industrialization created an enormous demand for wood and North America had become the hub for this remarkable need. Pine logs were felled, squared on site; assembled into enormous rafts and then floated down to major sea-ports. Finally, as the 20th century approached, China joined the Baltic region and North America as the third global hub for softwood production and trading.