Positively Trashy

Love teak furniture but loathe the fact that precious hardwood trees have to be cut down for it? Then consider a piece by Osisu, osisu.com. This small Thai company takes reclaimed teak (as well as discarded plywood, bottle caps and juice cartons) and fashions it into sleek furnishings that sell from its Bangkok head office and outlets in Paris and Los Angeles.

Osisu's founder, Singh Intrachooto, 39, never intended to be a furniture designer, but his environmentalist scruples made him one. About a year and half ago, the M.I.T.-trained architect was dismayed to see a fleet...

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