During her first trip to Indonesia in 2003, Kandis Wrigley was so moved by the Balinese culture and craftsmanship that she and a partner founded an import company, San Juan Ventures, to design, make, and sell reclaimed wood products created there. The firm now has facilities on two continents.
The reclaimed woods that San Juan Ventures uses are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an international agency that promotes ecologically sound forest management. For Kandis, creating a company built upon sustainability was natural.
“I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, ” says the Seattle native, “and was raised ‘organic’ before the term was mainstream. We recycled and had a compost pile.”
Interior designer: Gail Plechaty, Real Simple Design, 847/356-1111.
Photographs by Edmund Barr
Text by Saxon Henry
Produced by Hilary Rose