Elmood’s long history in furniture began more than 35 years ago with the Chiang family's business in collecting and restoring Chinese antiques. During many sourcing trips around China, the youngest son, William Chiang, witnessed a painful abundance of untouched old elm in abandoned village homes. William was inspired to not let the beautiful material go to waste and drew from his experience in restoring antique furniture to produce eco-friendly handcrafted furniture from reclaimed old elm wood in 2004, well ahead of the now popular 'green' trend.
Almost a decade later in 2013, Elmood started collaborating with designer Giordano Caldarini and furthered their ‘green’ approach by using FSC certified timber for their quality designer furniture. In 2016, Elmood introduced the application of CLT (cross-laminated timber) into the construction of its solid wood furniture. This particular technique allows Elmood to create significantly stronger yet lighter pieces. Thus begins a new chapter of Elmood producing the best of eco-friendly designs, with well-researched techniques, to make beautiful 'Traditionally Modern' solid-wood furniture.