It all started when Camilla and Stefano, who live in the charming foothills of the Sierra Nevadas among wildlife and grapes, visited a local vineyard. They witnessed a pile of rugged—but really high-quality—wine barrels piled in the corner. Turns out that his French oak can only be used for 3 to 5 vintages—then it gets hauled to the landfill. A little bell dinged in their heads, so they began to draw up plans for the barrels using their collective polished, modern design sensibilities. The result was not just great lighting and furniture—by choosing “old” wood over new they are helping ease the demand being placed on the few remaining old growth forests out there and also keeping things out of landfills. If by “things” you mean gorgeous heirloom furniture pieces to-be. that is.