Martha’s Vineyard Furniture Company is the brainchild of an Interior Designer, an Environmental Consultant, and a retired Restaurant Owner… who all happen to be related.
Combining their interests and expertise, Liz Stiving-Nichols (Interior Designer), Billy Watterson (Environmental Consultant), and John Stiving (retired business owner) have created a furniture company that is environmentally friendly with both the production process as well as the materials used.
The beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard was the inspiration for our furniture. Each piece of furniture is named after a place on the Island and each color selected for our painted furniture is a reflection of how we see life on Martha’s Vineyard.
We think “Islanders” and “Wash-a-shores” alike would agree.
Martha’s Vineyard Furniture Company offers three lines…
1. many shades of green™
2. olive street
3. agrarian green collection
many shades of green™
Each piece of furniture in our many shades of green™ line is made to order and constructed of solid Hevea wood. Hevea trees are known for their natural rubber-like sap.
These trees are tapped for their sap, much like a maple tree. This sap is the primary source for most of the world’s latex production. Hevea trees reach their maturity in 15 years, but stop producing sufficient sap after being tapped for 25 to 30 years.
After this time, the trees are typically cut down and burned; while a new tree is planted in its place. Using these discarded trees for furniture production is a great form of sustainability.
Hevea wood is quite strong and can be compared to white oak or teak making it an ideal material for furniture construction. Each piece of furniture in our many shades of green™ line is finished in a water-based ZERO VOC paint.
Our finisher had a long career as a professional automotive painter and has a very skilled hand. The finishing process is painstakingly thorough, with a fine hand sanding between each coat, creating a flawless finish. Choose one of our 30 colors inspired by the Island of Martha’s Vineyard.
As each piece is made to order, we ask that you allow 6 to 8 weeks for completion.
All of the products in our olive street line are domestically made in family run and operated workshops in the USA using sustainable materials to create furniture that is beautiful and eco-friendly.
Our cushions are filled with 100% post-consumer regenerated fibers and cased in 100% cotton. Our upholstery assortment is made from 100% natural, renewable fibers including linen, cotton and recycled fabrics. In addition, our springs are made from 50% recycled metal and our frames are provided by suppliers who voluntarily adhere to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
As each piece is made to order, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for completion.
agrarian green collection
The furniture in our agrarian green collection line is domestically made using authentic weathered barnboards. All pieces are unique and no two tables will look exactly the same. We offer most tables in two leg styles: tapered or turned. In addition we offer two specialized finishing options: antique walnut and old growth oak in driftwood, both in a medium texture.
Every piece of furniture in our agrarian green collection is made to order and customization is available as indicated in the item description. Please call us at 888.305.7891 for more information and to order. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for furniture in our agrarian green collection.