Stil Novo Design's recycled oak wine barrels creations, unique eco-friendly custom furniture, elegant home & wedding decor and green gift ideas are entirely made with recycled French oak wine barrels.
We are a family business located in Northern California where we design and manufacture all of our products. Each of our pieces is a true labor of love, carefully handcrafted using the finest artisan skills.
A whole barrel offers a quite unique opportunity of reusing every bit of material, from the solid, beautiful white oak of which its staves and head are made, to the metal hoops that kept it together.
When a wine barrel is converted into furniture & home decor, its history is preserved and can be enjoyed for generations in the form of a unique artisan heirloom.
Our items are made to order, expressly created for each customer. After the used wine barrel is taken apart, the staves and metal hoops are carefully sorted. Each stave is selected for its specific role in a piece of furniture, so that quality & design are successfully combined.
Working with recycled materials involves time consuming procedures to prepare the wood before the end result can be achieved. We don't delegate any part of the manufacturing process in order to guarantee quality consistency.
By choosing old over “new” wood you help us ease the demand being placed on our few remaining old growth forests, while keeping demolition refuse out of our landfills. It makes a positive statement about our values and it supports our efforts to reuse and conserve. Sustainable CAN be synonymous of quality & style; no shabby-chic nonsense; no tackiness.
We welcome your requests for customized orders, special commissions and personalized ideas. Everything that you see in our shop is open to your personal reinterpretation and may be transformed to meet your requirements and needs.
It makes us quite happy that we are able to give this wonderful material a new life in our customers’ hands.
We hope you'll enjoy our products as much as we've enjoyed creating them for you and that the thought of furnishing your home without cutting any living tree will only add to the pleasure of your purchase :)