Encouraging response to timber-waste furniture
The use of timber waste by a company to make quality furniture receives encouraging response.
Gio-Luzini Collection production manager Alex Chan said through the concept, the company was able to produce new furniture for as low as RM800 a piece.
Using timber waste, like of Kelat Merah, Kendadang, Medang , Rengas and Khaya, though they are not popular species, produces furniture with a quality that can match those which are made using the more expensive timber like Cengal, Merbau and Meranti, he said at the 2017 Export Furniture Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, here.
He said the firm succeeded in producing the furniture following a research and development on recycling of timber waste.
“We also give added value to
We also give added value to the furniture by decorating them with carvings, as well as LED lamps to inject a modern element into it.
ALEX CHAN Production manager, Gio-Luzini Collection
the furniture by decorating them with carvings, as well as LED lamps to inject a modern element into it,” he added.
Chan said the company gets its supply of timber waste from the industrial areas in Ijok and Rawang, Selangor and Johor.
“The timber waste has to go through the process of cleaning and segregating according to species first. Those that can be used will be dried for two weeks under the sun before they can be joined together.” Chan said every single item of the furniture would take at least four months to be ready, adding that there was high demand for furniture produced by and for the Gio-Luzini Collection, based at Sg Penaga Industrial Park in Subang Jaya, not only from local buyers, but also overseas, including China, South Korea, Canada, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.