Design your interior to be timeless, sustainable, efficient and beautiful.
Plank & Coil began as a resource for local artists and craftspeople. Originally, the store was called “Eclectic Home”. The store was filled with local art, hand painted furniture and a dose of antiques and collectables. Dennis Rose purchased the store in 2006. With over twenty years experience in the health and fitness industry the primary goal for the store was to combine interior furnishings with health and wellness. The concept of a healthy home is not a new idea. “Green” building is a huge industry that has matured over the past decade. However, most all of the efforts for making a home “green” have focused on structural elements rather than on interior furnishings.
The terms ‘green’ and health go together. ‘Green’ building materials do not have chemical fire retardants or toxic finishes therefore there is no “off gassing” into the structure. Building and furnishing ‘green’ also has an impact on the local and global community because ‘green’ materials are from reclaimed or sustainable materials
The development of ‘green’ furniture is still in its infancy. The Sustainable Furniture Council has been formed to establish standards and protocol for manufacturers and retailers to identify themselves as providers of ‘green’ products. It is both challenging and exciting to be exploring the frontier of ‘green’ interior design. At this time it is impossible to source all home furnishings from sustainable materials. It is very difficult to even find out how some of the products on the market are made.
But in this journey I have met some really wonderful people who are pushing forward incredible designs and finished products using renewable resources and manufacturing in a responsible way. There are also interior designers who are facilitating the ‘green’ design movement. As you make your way around this website I hope you will take some time to explore some of my manufacturing partner’s websites and see the future of sustainable and ‘green’ design.