Vintage and decommissioned boats in Thailand are being transformed into a new sustainable product for interiors, Kudmai Engineered Wood Flooring.
The premium wood flooring, designed by the San Diego-based design company The Sacred Crafts, are reborn from vintage boats retired from service throughout the coastal regions of Thailand.
The flooring – which takes its name Kudmai from the Thai word for “reborn”, kud’mei – comes in three hues – carbonized, blonde and nude.
Kudmai Engineered wood floors are uniquely aged and carry the stories from their past lives on the water. The natural age and seasoning the wood has been exposed to creates a truly one of a kind look across every Kudmai floor board.
The Sacred Crafts team said: “By nature, we are dealing with limited stories about excess materials that were once useful but have moved on and lost their original purpose.
“We start each collection with the notion that the product is already there, it’s just waiting to be let out. Our goal is to use less, laugh more, be different.
“We find stories, products and materials in order to help them become reborn. In doing so, we are helping to correct the convenience culture that has taken over a big part of our lives. We invite the expiration date, the rust and the scratches to show themselves off in all their glory.”
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.