Kaltimber in the News
june 19, 2015
Bali-based journalist Kaori Kitai visits Kaltimber's new showroom after its relaunch in April and checks out the new product lines including the Seafarers Collection, a range of reclaimed teak and ulin furniture made by master carpenters from Sulewesi and designed by Frank Hyde.
Greenspeak columnist Cat Wheeler interview three great speakers at the Kaltimber Green Living Showroom opening event on April 30th. Environmental housing consultant Dave Hodgkin talks about the four principles of responsible building and botanist Cam Webb talks about the illegal timber trade and its impact on forests.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
BUILDING TO LAST PROTECTS FORESTS
by TRISHA SERTORI, CONTRIBUTOR, GIANYAR
Article discusses the illegal trade in Ulin, its slow growth rate, and why it so important to protect the last remaining standing stocks of the species. Kaltimber managing director Alex Ryan is interviewed by Trisha Sertori.
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In this 10-page editorial, Kaltimber owner Alex talks about the rewards of building from reclaimed wood, the building in Bali experience and her love of Indonesia. Alex is interviewed by Bali Style magazine's Adam Fenton.
APRIL 11, 2010
ULIN MAKIN LANGKA DI HUTAN KALIMANTAN
(ULIN INCREASINGLY HARD TO FIND IN KALIMANTAN FORESTS)
Endemic to the islands of Borneo & Sumatra, Ulin trees in South Kalimantan are estimated to have decreased to 20% of the original natural stands 40 years ago. Nowadays trees with a height of 35 meters are hard to find, and a 20cm diameter Ulin tree is rare. Even 10cm diameter trees are being cut down for timber. Ulin is a slow developing tree which grows at a rate of less than one centimeter per year. Uncontrolled logging is fueling the extinction of Ulin.