Seek Honest Materials | Find Authentic Connection

Harvested Tulip Poplar Bark
  SEEK HONEST MATERIALS Annie Selke displays her wonderful linens, bedding, and rugs against our Bark House® Brand Poplar Bark Wall Covering. FIND AUTHENTIC CONNECTION People connecting to Nature:  In Germany with Freund and in NYC with Parsons School of Design .   4 Modern Theories That Explain Why We Can’t Get Enough Nature The Biophilia hypothesis suggests that humans possess an innate … Continued

Christian Louboutin International Boutiques

Birch Bark wall panels display Christian Louboutin men's shoe
Project:   Christian Louboutin International Boutiques Designer:  Eric Clough, 212box , NYC Project Locations:  Shanghai, Singapore, Miami, Beijing Bark House Products:   Gold Birch Bark Laminate Veneer , White Birch Bark Laminate Veneer , Cherry Leather Laminate Veneer The French luxury footwear and fashion designer, Christian Louboutin is famous for his signature red-lacquered soles worn by celebrities on the red carpet.  For Louboutin, his high profile shoes are considered a statement and … Continued

2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year Winner

Bark House wins 2016 Architectural Record Products Award
The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen Inc’s bark wall coverings made of Recycled Appalachian Wood Waste (RAW™) have been recognized as a 2016 Record Product by Architectural Record magazine. Architectural Record is the leading trade publication dedicated to architecture and interior design.  Recognized for regenerative design, distinct beauty and lasting, maintenance-free performance, Bark House poplar bark wall coverings … Continued

Sustainable Brands

From the article: Building a regenerative Company and a Whole Community Our handcrafted wall coverings for interiors and exteriors are made to evoke the substance and the essence of trees themselves, in a product that builds an authentic connection between nature, individuals, and the built environment. We believe they are beautiful, unique and bridge a … Continued

The Laurel of Asheville

From the article: Highland Craftsmen Repurposes Unwanted Tree Bark When they started fashioning tree bark into decorative wall coverings two and a half decades ago, Chris and Marty McCurry were not seeking to merely carve out a niche in the design world.  Instead, the innovative couple built what was to become a venerable Western North … Continued

Environmental Building News

From the article: Bark Cladding is First Cradle to Cradle Platinum Product Cradle to Cradle Platinum Certification sets a very high bar for sustainability. A decade in, Bark House shingles are the first to make the grade. Cradle to Cradle (C2C) was the first certification to attempt to define in 2005 what sustainability might look … Continued

Leadership in Sustainable Manufacturing Award

The Bark House received the Leadership Award in Sustainable Manufacturing from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) today.  The award was presented by NC Commerce Secretary John Skvarla, NCMEP Director Phil Mintz, and EDPNC Global business Services VP John Loyack at the Sheraton Four Seasons in Greensboro to company co-founders, Marty and Chris McCurry. … Continued