Burnpile gives rustic timber a new lease on life
Combining the rawness and sustainability of reclaimed timber with modern Scandinavian style, Murwillumbah-based Burnpile embraces the imperfections in materials to create an impressive collection of functional and sleek furniture.
In in the midst of an abundance of mass-produced furniture and homewares, creator and master craftsman Morgan Lloyd remains dedicated to preserving resources by rescuing and reusing timber that would have otherwise been destroyed in the burn pile. The one-0ff pieces are designed to maximise the materials with minimal waste – the end product is generally influenced by the condition of the timber itself and the availability of materials, allowing an inimitable charm to flow throughout the range. When materials are reused, it’s common to expect a rustic look – but Burnpile’s collection, which includes everything from bench seats, desks and beds, to simple yet elegant serving boards and stools, has been created with clean, simple lines and modern Scandinavian influences – a style that can take an incredible amount of finishing work to achieve.
The words reclaimed and recycled are thrown around a lot lately (in a good way), but what makes Burnpile particularly unique is that a great deal of the timber used was originally sourced from local native trees that a had died of natural attrition. So, when you sit on the Penkki Bench, expect a little bit of added comfort from the fact that the timber used was from a tree that had lived a full life before being milled and recreated into a functional piece of furniture. Despite the sleek, clean style, you’ll still notice a few nail holes that are intentionally left on the surface as a reminder of the previous life.