How We're as green as it gets
We believe our products set the gold standard for sustainable furniture, and we're always striving to do more. Here are some of the ways we ensure a minimal impact on the planet and in your home.
In Our Factory
- Our factory is powered by 100% renewable energy
- We manufacture all our products under one roof to ensure the most sustainable practices and materials every step of the way.
- Our primary wood source (more than 80% wood content of our products ) is heart pine rescued from reclaimed bowling lanes.
- For our secondary wood, we use either locally harvested lumber from responsibly managed forests and mills, or wood independently certified as responsibly harvested by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
- Our smaller products ship in recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard boxes and void fill.
- A percentage of our crates are made from FSC certified plywood or OSB. We are striving for 100% FSC certified crating materials and are experimenting with manufacturing pallets and crates created from the sawdust generated in our factory.
- We never use styrofoam or plastic in any of our packing materials.
in your home
The air inside your home is improved by choosing CounterEv. The polyurethanes and flame retardants found in most furniture off-gas and toxify the air in your home. We are committed to promoting healthy lifestyles and believe our furniture, and the clean, fresh air it ensures in your home, is an important step on that path.
The fabrics and fill we’ve sourced for use in our furniture and pillows are either certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTUS) or certified by Oeko-Tex to pose no risk to human health. The use of fabrics and fillers that are free of harmful chemicals ensures the least amount of harm to the planet in manufacturing and promotes the cleanest, healthiest air in your home.
The fill material in our cushions and pillows is made from natural latex foam and certified organic cotton or wool.
We produce most of our furniture without using newly cut and milled wood, thereby avoiding any impact on tree populations.
By sourcing vintage wood from bowling centers across the United States that are either closing or switching to synthetic lanes, we are able to divert several hundred thousand pounds of construction demolition each year from landfills where they would contribute to greenhouse gases.
And, since our products are not imported from overseas, the furniture you buy from CounterEv has a low impact on carbon emissions.
All our steel comes from domestic sources. All our steel products are fabricated in our Kingston, NY factory, avoiding carbon emissions associated with outsourcing from other countries, which is often the standard for steel fabrication. We powder coat all our steel for a durable coat that ensures a long life. The process of powder-coating is the most eco-friendly method of finishing and protecting steel. All unused powder is recovered in the process and there are no gases or solvents released into the air.
We prefer to use digital sales materials as much as possible, but our print catalogs and flyers are produced with seeded paper or post-consumer waste, recycled paper with soy-based inks, and always biodegradable.
Living in a small Brooklyn apartment - I only had space for the mini table - I love it! I love the color and stain combo. Hopefully one day I can graduate to full-sized counterev furniture!
We walked by the store, saw the table through the window and knew it would be perfect. And it is! It’s beautiful and sturdy. We get lots of compliments on it! Our saleswoman was kind and helpful. We are so happy with it!
I own a large table, cutting boards, a Lazy Susan (among other Counterev items) and each one is beautifully crafted and a joy to look at, touch, and use. Each piece is beautifully designed and hand crafted, and the results are OUTSTANDING! I love the attention to every detail as well as Counterev's insistence on environmentally responsible materials, starting with recycled bowling lanes . Bravo to Counterev.
We are addicted to the Buffalo Green collection! We've had a salt cellar from them for over a year now and use it every day. We love ours so much that we purchased multiple pieces (salt cellars, napkin rings, tea candle holders) as presents for different family members this year. Their larger furniture pieces are absolutely beautify and we just want to touch them every time we walk into the Brooklyn store. We can't wait to see what other home accessories they come up with!
CounterEV's furniture style is unique and recognizable as their own.
We purchased a dining table and chairs. After living with their kitchen chairs for over 6 months we have come to appreciate the forethought put into the ergonomics and design. The chairs have the illusion of modern angles but is genuinely comfortable. The quality of the wood and build is heavy and sturdy and beyond anything new or antique we have seen. Even though it was not our intention, those who visit our home compliment the table and chairs. Jill is kind and helpful, the owners were prompt answering some questions even though they were not in the store. Jill helped us in Catskill. We will absolutely return to CounterEV when we eventually need a desk.
My family was in the bowling business for over 60 years, so we have a soft spot for CounterEv furniture. We recently ordered an industrial style bar-n-counter for use as a rolling island in our kitchen. Because our kitchen is small, we needed a piece smaller than the "stock" items on the website. CounterEv worked with us to design a beautiful custom piece that we are thrilled to have in our house. The craftsmanship is wonderful and the customer service was excellent. We previously ordered a king-size bed that we also love. Our home was recently on a holiday homes tours and many people admired our bowling lane furniture. I highly recommend CounterEv.
I have long coveted a console after having seen one in the CounterEv workshop window in Catskill, NY. While I await this purchase and plot how I will fit it into my less than spacious New York City abode, I have rewarded myself with a few mini tables that should tide me over.....for a little while longer.
CounterEv made a custom table and matching bench for me that I love. The quality of the craftsmanship and materials is excellent. I have a long, narrow kitchen, which I also use as an office. I can tuck the bench under the table to make more room. One thing I notice is how few knots there are in the grain, which can be a problem with pine if the wood isn't selected carefully. I actually don't see any on the surface, and a few very minor ones on the bottom side. They did a great job.
The title of my review says it all! The most amazing hands-on styling service I’ve experienced with any furniture store. I can’t believe how helpful and honest they were with all their ideas. The staff even helped me find beautiful chairs that would go with our arrangement. The end result was the most stunning custom dining table and bench that is the center-point of my entire living space! Everyone that comes to see it falls in love. THANK YOU counterev team and all future customers you will be so happy!
We placed a small order from CounterEv after seeing their showroom in Brooklyn. Really love the stool we got, and it fits in so well in our apartment. They were out of the stool feet when our order shipped, but they sent them to us shortly after and support was responsive.
We renovated our kitchen this year and we’re looking for a table for our nook. CounterEv’s Manhattan table was perfect. We were able to order the stain and size that fit wonderfully with our design. We did run into a little glitch when the first table delivered was not the exact stain ordered but I can’t say enough about the customer service. Our contact person, Maddy, responded immediately arranging for an expedited order and leaving that table for our use until our table could be swapped out!!
The quality and uniqueness with refurbished, vintage bowling lanes is definitely a conversation piece!
We purchased four dining chairs and two end tables to furnish our new apartment in Brooklyn, and we love them all! We push the end tables together to create a coffee table that can be separated into two parts - very convenient when we’re snacking on the couch. The furniture is stylish and practical at the same time. It’s held up perfectly over the past six months. Plus I’m a bowler so I love that it’s all made with reclaimed wood. Recommend!
After purchasing two square coffee tables( See Tony D review below) we loved the pieces and decided to come back for our next furniture purchase. The bar stools and bench are gorgeously perfect. Customer service, Maddy, Stephanie(Brooklyn shop) , delivery (they are part of the Counterev family!!!!) were are spectacular.
Would it be crazy to say I am looking forward to may next Counterev experience.
I’m a huge fan of this furniture. Picked up several beautiful pieces and love the bowling alley aesthetic.
I love my new custom CounterEv kitchen storage table. I have a fairly small kitchen so I needed something compact. The order process was easy, gave them the dimensions and other details, they even matched the color of my wall to the legs and metal shelf, and I received such wonderful and personalized customer service. Even though the height was wrong on the piece, customer service was outstanding and soon enough the correct piece was delivered and the other one picked up by two incredibly nice employees. I couldn't be happier with the piece, the style, the quality, and the customer service. Need to call out Maddy, who is amazing and super responsive, who never had me wait long for an answer. Highly recommend CounterEv if you're looking for something unique, environmentally friendly, and custom made. Big thumbs up!
Beautiful furniture and excellent customer service. They even came to my apartment to help me figure out which stain color would work the best.
Bought a 3 piece coffee table from a floor model sale. Is sturdy with a lovely finish and gets comments from the bowling alley markings all the time. Nice shopping experience.
We are BEYOND happy with our new beautiful new desk! The team was so responsive to our measurement requests and happy to make it fit into our apartment perfectly! ItŐs the piece we are proudest of in our home, an amazing concept and something that we will have for a life time! Pick up was easy and the team was always there to help! The craftsmanship of our desk is just impeccable too!
The staff went way beyond what was expected in getting a large table up 6 flights of stairs in an old apt building in NYC. Truly top notch customer service.
We had our CounterEv console table delivered today and love it. The table is beautifully made. The entire process working with the CounterEv team was easy, from purchase at their Brooklyn City Point store to delivery took less than 5 weeks and their customer service was excellent. Highly recommend checking them out if your looking for high quality furniture. We had looked at Design Within Reach and Room & Board but their prices we're almost 2x and feel the CounterEv product is far superior.
I have two countev square coffee tables.
The staff made sure I got exactly what I wanted from the first time I walked into the Brooklyn shop to delivery. The pieces are simply elegant. I love them!
I highly recommend purchasing a piece from counterev. It is a special company making unique pieces.
Excellent product (great quality) and the delivery was on time, and the staff were extremely helpful. We did a lot of research before purchasing the table set, and we feel that the prices are competitive for the quality and service you are getting.
I love my table and chairs from CounterEv, and the experience of working with CounterEv to purchase them was superb. I went to the showroom in Downtown Brooklyn on a few occasions to see what they had. I never anticipated buying anything, but the craftsmanship, design, and flexibility to custom build exactly what I needed for my space was what converted me. The team at CounterEv was great, and the team treated me like their most important customer. I particularly loved that the owner was indirectly involved in my purchase. There were a few occasions that I was he would ensure the final product meet my expectations, and it did. This is a solid piece of construction, using beautiful materials, and I cannot wait to have it for many years to come. I really wish they build other furniture because I would buy more from them for other rooms.
This review is long overdue, but I lost track of time working at my beautiful new desk. The team at Counterev could not have been more helpful, flexible and excited for me throughout the process! I ordered a custom Lilly with a beautiful Whetstone finish that fit perfectly, size and aesthetic-wise in my small recording studio space in Brooklyn.
I am regularly complimented by my clients on the new centerpiece of my studio, and feel like a million bucks sitting down every day to work at it.
I visited the NYC showroom to take a look at the furniture. The table and chairs are simply gorgeous, clean lines with a soft feel, and made with quality workmanship. I purchased the Kingpin table, custom length and width for my space and the Lilly chairs and they were shipped and white glove delivered to my home. The table and chairs are not just furniture, but are pieces of art! I was looking for furniture that I could hand down to my children, and this furniture will be around for centuries.
Beautiful custom piece, reasonably priced, delivered as requested, quickly. Would do again.
Working with CounterEv was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. They were very helpful in taking our ideas, turning them into simple drawings for us to approve and then constructing the pieces exactly to specs with perfect results. They sent pictures along the way for approvals which assured that the work met expectations. Delivery was on time, relatively fast and delivery men were very professional. All-in-all a wonderful experience and outcome. It was so much fun that I wish I needed more pieces!!
I just received my custom 72" Lilly Bench in Chocojava and I am thrilled. Ordering was super simple and when I had a question on stain color I received a quick reply. As for the bench itself, it looks amazing and is really well built - feels like it will last forever. Can't recommend enough.
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All our made-to-order furniture is handcrafted from reclaimed bowling lane wood, domestically sourced powder-coated steel, and organic fabrics and fillers. Our designs combine elements of minimalism and modernist aesthetics with the rustic beauty of vintage and natural materials.