Parawood Furniture

What is “Parawood”??

The Parawood tree, often simply called the rubber tree, is a tree of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (know as latex). The latex can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber.
The tree can reach a height of over 80 feet. Once the trees are 5-6 years old, the harvest of latex can begin. Older trees yield more latex but they stop producing after 25 years. Once the tree stops producing latex it is cut down for its lumber and another tree is planted in its place.

The wood from this tree, referred to as Parawood or rubberwood, is used in the manufacture of furniture. It is valued for its dense grain, minimal shrinkage, attractive light color and ease of finishing. It is also prized as an “environmentally friendly” wood, as it makes use of plantation grown trees that have been cut down at the end of their latex-producing cycle.

Our Parawood Collections

Shanghai Collection Hong Kong Collection Modern Collection Guinea Collection

Oslo Collection Riga Collection Vintage Collection Florence Collection

Manhattan Collection Shangrila Collection Craft Work Collection

Landes Collection Bathroom Collection Kitchen Collection