Our work with the new JW Marriott

JW Marriott’s new downtown Houston hotel has taken historic preservation to a new level.

DSC_0600The 328-room hotel inside the exquisitely restored 104 year old Samuel F. Carter building contains lobby furnishings made from locally sourced wood, some of which is three times older than the building.

The building at 806 Main is the hotel brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Texas, and the Marriott team wanted it to embrace and support the local community.

So they teamed up with us to produce a series of custom furniture made from fallen timber and recycled wood and other materials.

The hotel’s massive 14-foot long community table came from a fallen walnut tree found in Denton, Texas. You can buy the same table we made for JW Marriott here!

Our series of oak coffee tables were carved by artisans from a solid piece of Water Oak, originally pulled and milled IMG_6033on site by one of New Living’s artisans on the banks of the Brazos River.

Reclaimed woodThe beautifully designed Basso coffee tables are made of several hundred year old antique heart pine that served as the beams for approximately 100 years for the El Mercado building in Downtown until the building was excavated and the original material was pulled out of the building by our team members this summer.

“It’s an honor to be a part of a project that went to this level that carried it through its vision of historic preservation. New Living loves building pieces that record memory and tell an authentic story about where they come from” said Jeff Kaplan, New Living co-founder.

DSC_0631Located in the historic Carter building at 806 Main, the JW Marriott with 328 rooms is a great option for anyone travelling business or leisure. The luxurious hotel offers a full service spa, fitness center and kitchen and is close to some of Houston’s greatest attractions via public transit.

We are a certified B-corp dedicated to the mission of clean, localized production with fallen timber and reclaimed materials, that improve the health and well being of the environment. We also also work with clients to build custom designs. Our motto, “let’s build together” allows us to take a community-driven approach to design.

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