For nearly 50 years, Palecek has designed furniture, lighting, and accessories of unparalleled craftmanship and sophistication with a primary emphasis on sustainable natural materials. With a strong sense of commitment to the artisans they work with and the key role the company has in supporting the art of handcrafted furnishings, Palecek continually strives to stay socially and environmentally aware. We are inspired that through their embrace of highly responsible business practices, Palecek has created a proud legacy for the generations that follow. Here are some of the products, materials, and finishes that reflect the signature Palecek design aesthetic.
Mesa Side Chair WICKER AND CORE RATTAN – Aesthetically pleasing and reliably sturdy, core rattan is used for a wide range of furnishings and accessories. A naturally growing vinelike plant species that is similar to bamboo, rattan is a strong and fibrous plant.ABACA – Due to its superb strength and flexibility, abaca fiber is used to make intricate woven furnishings and accessories.Strings Attached Armchair COM – Natural Malawi Occasional ChairPOLE RATTAN – Pole rattan is light but very strong, so it is an ideal material for crafting lightweight, durable furniture. Pole rattan skin, called “rattan peel” or “cane matting” can be woven and used for chair seats and accessories.PETRIFIED WOOD – When wood turns to stone, via a process called permineralization, the organic material is replaced with minerals while the original structure of the tree remains intact. Different minerals yield a variety of rich and vibrant colours that are associated with petrified wood; naturally occurring fissure lines also add interest and depth.Petrified Wood Tripod Coffee Table Benton Sideboard RAFFIA – Raffia is a natural fiber harvested from a specific type of palm tree. The fiber is produced from the membrane on the underside of each individual frond leaf that is removed to create a long, thin strand that can be dyed and woven, much like a textile.. COCONUT SHELL – The coconut shell is a natural, sustainable material that lends lustre and depth to decorative items and furnishings. When used to create handcrafted furnishings, coconut shells are sanded smooth, polished, and cut into various shapes.Dandelion Coco Wall DecorChloe Fossilized Clam Lava Coffee TableFOSSILIZED CLAM SHELL – Like petrified wood, fossilised clams have gone through the process of permineralization, where organic matter is replaced with minerals. The result is a truly extraordinary material that adds interest and beauty to a wide range of accessories. WOOD VENEER – A veneer is a decorative exterior layer made from wood that’s been thinly sliced and laminated. In crafting veneers for furnishing furniture or decorative pieces, Palecek uses some of the finest and rarest woods available.Woodland Veneer Back Chair
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