Another creation from Kleo...
KLEO is located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, since 2006. Their modern interior design products are made with ingredients of French design and Javanese craftsmanship merged with recycled boat wood and iron. KLEO furniture is using sustainable processes and low maintenance materials.
All of their furniture is created from recycled boat wood. KLEO is known among fisher folks along the northern coast of Java because of their generous offers to buy boat wrecks that otherwise would litter the coastline and go to waste.
The boats have served coastal communities well for 40-50 years. The wood is worn and dirty and smeared in thick layers of old paint. But, miraculously, this is where the beauty of their products begins. By sanding the surfaces, the wood is given new life, and paint turns into colorful marbled patterns and mosaics.
"It is the patterns, dents, scars and natural lines that tell the story of our products’ journey from ocean to homes, which makes every individual KLEO piece unique"
The mix with iron highlights the artistic beauty of the recycled boat wood. All of their wood is SVLK certified to meet global market demands. They use only recycled wood.
KLEO use Powder Coating for iron. This gives a softer texture and improved rust and scratch protection. The process is certified as more environmentally friendly; there is little product waste; and, the large amount of water required is reused.