Appalachian Designs was excited to be featured on the NC Design Online blog in a June 27 post that included an interview with Lang. We appreciate the coverage—especially of our work to use sustainable, regional materials in our rustic furniture designs. Using small diameter trees that would otherwise go to waste, and materials like black locust, we aim to contribute to the local economy and advocate for sustainable forestry.
Read an excerpt below and check out the full blog entry online.
From NC Design Online: “There really are few things more wonderful than watching a skilled craftsman make something spectacular out of raw materials. Lang Hornthal fell into his career as a craftsman years ago, and never looked back. Today his company, Appalachian Designs, located in the Asheville area, is well known for making high-quality, beautifully hand-crafted wood furniture – and more – for homes throughout western North Carolina, and beyond.” Read more.