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BAMBOO BATH VANITIES FROM NATIVE TRAILS’ RENEWAL SERIES EARN INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION BY RECEIVING GREEN GOOD DESIGN AWARDS

Jan 7, 2015

Two bamboo bath vanities created by Native Trails, the eco-chic California company known the world over for its magnificent artisan-made kitchen and bath products, were recently recognized with a prestigious 2014 GREEN GOOD Design Award, which honors the best in modern green design. Both award recipients—the Amelie Vanity and the Halcyon Vanity—are part of Native Trails’ Renewal Series, a contemporary collection of bamboo bath vanities and mirrors. The Renewal Series combines the inherently sustainable properties of bamboo with modern design so inspired it elevates vanities and mirrors into functional pieces of art for the bath.

The GREEN GOOD Design Award is sponsored by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design. This year hundreds of entries poured in from two-dozen countries around the globe before the GREEN GOOD Design Award jury identified the world’s most significant examples of sustainable modern design.

Native Trails introduced its award-winning Renewal Series products, made of FSC-certified Moso bamboo, in 2012. The compact but bold wall-mounted Halcyon Vanity (23″w x 18″d x 19.5″h), which retails for $965, previously won the Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association’s “Innovative Furniture Product of the Year” award in 2012 and the KBCulture Bath Cabinet award in 2013. To craft this distinctively curved vanity, strand-woven bamboo is utilized and then enhanced with a Caramel finish. Native Trails vanities are sold separately from its popular sinks and mirrors.

“We’re best known for our recycled copper sinks and reclaimed wood furniture, but bamboo has become another of our favorite sustainable materials,” says Native Trails CEO Naomi Neilson Howard. “It’s incredibly strong but pliant enough that our product design team could enjoy great creative freedom when dreaming up these vanities. It’s our hope that Native Trails can help lead the way to a more sustainable world, so it’s been gratifying to see our Halcyon and Amelie Vanities honored this way.”

The soothing lines of the Amelie Vanity (37″w x 22″d x 34″h), which retails for $1,798, make it perfect for a serene bath space, while its handcrafted “wraparound” integral top offers ample countertop space, and a soft-close drawer and tempered glass shelf provide additional storage. Among other fine details, the handiwork of Native Trails artisans is revealed in the vanity’s dovetail craftsmanship.

This is not the first time a Native Trails vanity has been recognized with a GREEN GOOD Design Award. In 2013, the company’s Bordeaux Wall Mount vanity—part of the Vintner’s Collection, which repurposes wine barrels into bath vanities and mirrors—earned a GREEN GOOD Design Award.

To learn more about Native Trails and its Renewal Series, please visit www.nativetrails.net/renewal-series/.

See the award-winning Halcyon Vanity here and the Amelie Vanity here.

About Native Trails

The Native Trails story is heartfelt and hard-earned. It has brought the company to where it stands today, as the world’s most esteemed producer of hand-hammered copper sinks, bathtubs, and accessories. Native Trails’ product line, which has grown to include bath vanities, mirrors, range hoods, and luxury lifestyle products, is handcrafted by top international artisans sought out for their talent and rewarded for their brilliant work. This is the story of Native Trails Founder, CEO and Creative Visionary Naomi Neilson Howard, who created the brand as a college student in 1996. Inspired by the untapped talent of the artisans she met during a year studying abroad in Spain and by numerous family trips to Mexico, Howard began selling folk art from the back of her van. Over time, copper vases became one of Native Trails’ core products—that is, until the company introduced its magnificent copper sinks and bathtubs, now coveted the world over and found in many fine homes and in the pages of Elle Décor, Architectural Digest, Dwell, and more. The rest is history, but it’s also the future, to which Howard looks to continue telling and living this incredible story and fulfilling Native Trails’ Eco-Social PositiveTM philosophy. Today, from the Native Trails headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA, Native Trails ships product to more than 1,300 showrooms across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, contact Native Trails at 800.786.0862 or visit www.nativetrails.net. You may also follow Native Trails on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and Pinterest.

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