Origins by Phillips Collection

A live-edge slab sourced by Phillips Collection that could become a dining table or a conference-room table.
A live-edge slab sourced by Phillips Collection that could become a dining table or a conference-room table. 

For thirty-five years, the talented team at Phillips Collection has been traveling the world, discovering and designing amazing products. The manufacturer has grown from being a company of discovery to a company of design, and not just in manufacturing new elements for the home but in sourcing exotic woods for one-of-a-kind offerings they include in the Origins by Phillips Collection, which they take from the forest floor and make into fabulous furnishings! 

Saluting Origins by Phillips Collection

A teak wood coffee table that was once a massive root in a forest is a piece in the Origins by Phillips Collection.
A teak wood coffee table that was once a massive root in a forest. 

The manufacturer has become a global leader in sustainably sourced live-edge Chamcha wood from Northern Thailand and Suar wood from Indonesia, two of the primary species they gather into the Origins by Phillips Collection. Because they have been sourcing so extensively, they have ample inventory of very wide and very long slabs with tremendous character. We at adroyt have been creating content for the company, and not only is the Phillips Collection team terrific at collaborating, their passion for what they do is buoyant. Follow Mark Phillips, the president and CEO, and Jason Phillips, VP of sales and marketing, through the jungles in the video embedded below and you will see what we mean. 

How remarkable is it that they have trekked to locales far and wide, and taken on initiatives that include buying a decommissioned Toyota firetruck so they could blast away the stones that have become lodged in the tendrils of the massive root-balls so the structure can become a lovely coffee table like the one in the photo above! This illustrates Mark’s point that they attempt to use every inch of every tree they source, which is so commendable. When you see the beauty of the live edge tables in the video, it’s understandable why the irregularities they find in these natural materials are celebrated and elevated by their design team. 

One of many unique Chamcha wood console tables. This one will eventually be included in the Aperture family of consoles.
One of many unique Chamcha wood console tables. This one will eventually be included in the Aperture family of consoles.

“We don’t want to just bring furniture to market,” Jason explains. “We want to bring something significant into peoples’ homes.” Mark adds, “I love to explore; I love to unearth; I love the education that nature is giving me. We have to dig deep to find the essence.” Given how important the live-edge slabs, and root-ball decorative pieces and furniture are, finding a way to organize so many one-of-a-kind offerings content-wise has been a challenge. When we were approached about developing a strategy for them, we didn’t hesitate to dive right in. For the past several months, we have been renaming the unique pieces in the Origins by Phillips Collection, and we will be rolling out new content for the specimens in the months to come.

This Cantilevered Console table seems vibrantly alive as it reveals its growth rings, one of many in the Origins by Phillips Collection.
This Cantilevered Console table seems vibrantly alive as it reveals its growth rings, one of many in the Origins by Phillips Collection.

The images that illustrate this post are pieces that fall under this hefty collection, which includes hundreds of products they have made into special furnishings. We’re linking to a few of them so you can see how special they are. Within several months, they will have been given proper names and interesting descriptions thanks to involved meetings the Phillips Collection team has had with ours. 

This unusual console table made from Chamcha wood will eventually be a Bridge offering in the Origins by Phillips Collection.
This unusual console table made from Chamcha wood will eventually be a Bridge offering in the Origins by Phillips Collection.

They are a gem of a client: listen to how Jason describes the natural products they source: “The veining of a tree, the spiraling of a mollusk shell, the way geodes form over millennia. Design surrounds us and we like to pull that from nature.” And this is how deeply Mark absorbs stimuli from what they do: “Inspiration is everywhere. The trick is coaxing it out of its hidden and protected source. We find the beauty in the forest.” 

The Teak Slice offerings are seriously textural and earthy.
The Teak Slice offerings are seriously textural and earthy.

The manufacturer has far more to offer product-wise than is deemed fitting for the Origins by Phillips Collection. You can see some of the whimsical elements they manufacture for the home in the images we’re showing here. If you haven’t taken the time to visit their website lately, they have something in nearly every furnishing category for the home, the home office, or the dedicated workplace. We salute the entire team for achieving such an evolved point of view, which they call modern organic. It’s the perfect descriptor!

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    Thank you for this wonderful article, Saxon. We truly enjoy sharing our story with people and think you did a wonderful job capturing the beauty of Origins by Phillips Collection

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