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Earth-Friendly Interiors: Crafted-to-Last Furniture for a Healthy Home, from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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Earth-Friendly Interiors: Crafted-to-Last Furniture for a Healthy Home, from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

April 20, 2020

Now, more than ever, our houses are spaces of comfort and reflection. And health—both within our personal spaces and for the environment as a whole—has never carried such meaning as it does today. At this time, our choices lead us to furniture that is both design-forward and exceptionally comfortable, yet also eco-friendly and made with a conscience towards sustainability, health, and well-being.  This is why we turn to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Based in Taylorsville, North Carolina, this home company has led the charge on creating healthy, eco-friendly furniture since 1989. They are committed to creating quality furniture that’s built to last and made to be handed down from generation to generation. It’s made by artisans devoted to their craft, many of them family and friends who have worked together for years (take a look here).

A piece of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams furniture stands the test of time, always looking both comfortable and distinguished. Their offerings come in a wide array of materials and colorways inspired by nature, which is central to their design ethos. The company stands behind its work. Frames, springs, and cushions are backed by a lifetime warranty. All the upholstery is made with responsibly sourced materials and comes in completely recycled packaging. And, as a longtime member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the company is constantly incorporating new materials and processes into their designs that are healthier for workers and customers and that leave a lighter footprint on the environment.

Take a look at a few design-led pieces you can be sure are also healthy, eco-friendly, and built to last.

What’s in an American-made Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofa or armchair? A frame sourced from local domestic suppliers, compliant with US Forest Service requirements for harvesting and reforestation; eco-friendly upholstery; springs made from 65 percent recycled metal; and water-based biodegradable glue. Pictured is the clean-lined Colton Sectional with a low back and ample cushions, and, at left, the Duke Chair in a rich green velvet.
Above: What’s in an American-made Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams sofa or armchair? A frame sourced from local domestic suppliers, compliant with US Forest Service requirements for harvesting and reforestation; eco-friendly upholstery; springs made from 65 percent recycled metal; and water-based biodegradable glue. Pictured is the clean-lined Colton Sectional with a low back and ample cushions, and, at left, the Duke Chair in a rich green velvet.
The sculptural, gently curved Marcello Curved Sofa paired with the smooth Riverstone Cocktail Table makes for a calming living area with organic curved edges. The cocktail table is actually an oversized replica of a real river stone, cast in resin and coated in a silver-leaf finish, and is also available in a warm bronze.
Above: The sculptural, gently curved Marcello Curved Sofa paired with the smooth Riverstone Cocktail Table makes for a calming living area with organic curved edges. The cocktail table is actually an oversized replica of a real river stone, cast in resin and coated in a silver-leaf finish, and is also available in a warm bronze.
The Modern Oval Dining Table, seen here with a marble top and a pewter base, also comes with smoke or clear glass tops and stainless steel or brass-finished bases. Around the table: the Ada Side Dining Chairs with responsibly sourced hardwood frames and cushioning, shown in a custom design with different fabrics on the inside and outside.
Above: The Modern Oval Dining Table, seen here with a marble top and a pewter base, also comes with smoke or clear glass tops and stainless steel or brass-finished bases. Around the table: the Ada Side Dining Chairs with responsibly sourced hardwood frames and cushioning, shown in a custom design with different fabrics on the inside and outside.
The Bond Media Console has a gray faux-shagreen finish (it’s made from a resin cast of pebbled stingray leather), and can serve as storage in the living room, dining room, or entryway. Above it is the Astor Round Mirror.
Above: The Bond Media Console has a gray faux-shagreen finish (it’s made from a resin cast of pebbled stingray leather), and can serve as storage in the living room, dining room, or entryway. Above it is the Astor Round Mirror.
This serene shades-of-blue living room features the sumptuous Haywood Left Sectional upholstered in Sol performance fabric. The fabric comes in six soft colors and has a finish that’s eco-friendly, plant-based, fluorine-free, and stain-resistant. Below it is the Caswell Rug, a sustainable, stain-resistant performance rug that’s crafted from finely spun 0% PET fibers made from upcycled plastic bottles.
Above: This serene shades-of-blue living room features the sumptuous Haywood Left Sectional upholstered in Sol performance fabric. The fabric comes in six soft colors and has a finish that’s eco-friendly, plant-based, fluorine-free, and stain-resistant. Below it is the Caswell Rug, a sustainable, stain-resistant performance rug that’s crafted from finely spun 100% PET fibers made from upcycled plastic bottles.
For adding textural, organic elements to interiors, there’s the Tremont Cocktail Table and Tremont Console Table. These tables are salvaged and crafted from the roots of teak trees already sustainably harvested for lumber. No two are alike.
Above: For adding textural, organic elements to interiors, there’s the Tremont Cocktail Table and Tremont Console Table. These tables are salvaged and crafted from the roots of teak trees already sustainably harvested for lumber. No two are alike.

Above: Glimpses inside Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ North Carolina factory, where skilled artisans craft each piece. The factory is outfitted with energy-efficient lighting and machinery to reduce waste.

Among the green- and health-focused practices the company has put in place since its early days—when cofounder Mitchell Gold first read a New York Times article about the North Carolina furniture industry’s detrimental effects on the environment? Cushions free from fire-retardant chemicals and made with ozone-friendly foam (and many made with fibers made from recycled bottles); frames sourced domestically and precision-cut by computers to minimize waste; eco-friendly fabrics made from natural and recycled fibers; earth-friendly packaging; and an upcycling program for fabric and leather scraps. Read more about the company’s eco-minded practices here.
Above: Among the green- and health-focused practices the company has put in place since its early days—when cofounder Mitchell Gold first read a New York Times article about the North Carolina furniture industry’s detrimental effects on the environment? Cushions free from fire-retardant chemicals and made with ozone-friendly foam (and many made with fibers made from recycled bottles); frames sourced domestically and precision-cut by computers to minimize waste; eco-friendly fabrics made from natural and recycled fibers; earth-friendly packaging; and an upcycling program for fabric and leather scraps. Read more about the company’s eco-minded practices here.

For more of the company’s sustainably-minded offerings, head to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. For a virtual in-home consultation, email them at [email protected]

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