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Barn in the City - crafted by nature, luxury by design
Innovative brand Barn in the City offers a new take on design by blending aged barn wood with modern designs and contemporary finishes.
Sourcing only original barn wood of the highest quality, Barn in the City has created a collection of furniture and panelling that is natural, elegant and tells a unique story in every room.
Cofounded by creative duo Nancy Torreele and Martijn van Rijn, Barn in the City builds on years of international interior design and business experience, along with a strong passion for transforming the beauty of barn wood into luxurious furniture designs. Designed and handmade in Amsterdam, the creative home of the company, Barn in the City’s home collection includes a range of tables, desks, bathroom furniture and vanity tops, all available in a stunning range of colours, shapes and sizes.
Barn in the City also offers decorative panelling and surface design for interiors, from shower walls to kitchen spaces and cabinetry. The designs deliver a sense of being one with nature, whilst maintaining a contemporary feel. With every product individually handcrafted, each of Barn in the City’s designs can be modified to meet the most distinctive spaces.
Continually pushing the boundaries of the design industry, Barn in the City has developed an inventive line of finishes including the water-resistant Iced Barn Wood. Besides both magnifying and preserving the unique character of every piece of wood, the ground-breaking finish can also be self-regenerative to ensure that the natural charm of each product will last the test of time.
The cornerstone of Barn in the City comes from the quality of the barn wood that is used, with the brand sourcing from their global network on wood of the utmost standard. Aged for over a century, the wood features knots, grains and patina that are truly unique, a texture that can only be created over time. Barn in the City believes that the quality of materials and textures are the true luxury in any living space, bringing this into their work as they mix the vintage-feel of aged wood with contemporary designs and finishes.
“We’re in love with barn wood and we’re constantly reinventing ourselves to see how far we can go – developing new ways of looking at and living with this beautiful, natural texture. By reusing materials in modern designs, we’re connecting our work to the way we must live now. Values change, but what must always remain is quality” says van Rijn.
A testament to the beauty and timelessness of their work, Barn in the City are highly sought after and work closely with interior designers and architects internationally, particularly in Amsterdam, London, New York, Paris, Geneva and Moscow.
Forr more info, please visit www.barninthecity.com
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