You may have noticed that the Chevrolet Suburban Premium Outdoors concept we just met earlier today at SEMA has something more than a little unorthodox in tow: a hand-crafted table and bench set as part of a built-in custom tailgating package.
These furnishings were made by furniture company Workshop Detroit, which crafts nearly all of its wares from salvaged and recycled wood. The tailgating package on this Suburban Premium Outdoors concept features wood from three different deconstructed Detroit homes, each piece marked with the (former) address where the house previously stood.
Besides being environmentally friendly and almost lethally chic, the tailgating package on the Premium Outdoors concept is steeped in Detroit history. The history of the three homes who gave their wood to craft the furniture set is only befitting of the history of the Chevrolet Suburban itself, the world’s first Sports Utility Vehicle, which first entered into production in 1935 (before the term SUV existed in any way, shape, or form).
This means, of course, that 2015 will be the Suburban’s 80th anniversary. We can think of few better ways to recognize its own Detroit heritage than with these very special hand-crafted, salvaged wood furnishings.