White ash

We noticed that white ash is making quite a splash this fall in the new designer collection lineups.

The white ash tree, also known as the American Ash, grows widely from south eastern Canada,¬†throughout the eastern United States all the way down to Florida. You’ve probably seen it growing in parks in Ontario or Quebec and didn’t realize¬†that not only is this tree thriving, but its¬†strength properties make it an ideal choice for everyday items¬†such as¬†baseball bats, flooring, tool handles and furniture.

The White Ash tree (in B&W), also known as American Ash. Read more here

White ash bark

Today’s feature furniture¬†pieces are good ol’ classics that never looked softer: we’re coveting the Eames lounge chair and ottoman in white ash, as well as the timeless Noguchi table:

Eames Louge chair and ottoman in white ash wood and pearl leather, $5,729 at Design Within Reach

Noguchi table in white ash, $1,489 at Design Within Reach

Special thanks to White Cabana reader Eric for the story idea.