Like anything, it will last as long as people are innovative with it. What is clear to me is the over simplified designs will go the way of your grandma's wallpaper. The four newly cut reclaimed planks laying atop some chunky wood legs will be used as firewood in about 36 months. The reason is the same of why many old designs go away, they are no longer fresh and lack timelessness. With all design we ask whats next by looking back. "Mine old designs," was advice giving to me when i was trying design a waxed canvas bag line that never happened. But, the phrase always stuck with me. So whats next? and will reclaimed wood be a part of it.
I can't really say what is next but reclaimed wood will last because as our world gets more virtual, reclaimed wood furniture will be the realness our soul longs for, maybe.
Reclaimed wood furniture. Reclaimed wood tables. Reclaimed wood coffee tables.