Making furniture from bentwood is an environmentally friendly and responsible production technology, a unique way to save on materials. Veneer details are heated up with steam, bent when softened and moulded into finished components. We use an old Swedish wood-bending technique that gives the furniture a very long life, but the basic method itself had already been developed in Ancient Greece.
Wood is a carbon-neutral and renewal material. It can be reused and does not contribute to the greenhouse effect. Bentwood is resource efficient, has a very low energy consumption and is a wonderful material to work with. A piece of furniture made of bentwood is easy to maintain, feels warm and snug, lasts for a long time and is good for the environment. A piece of furniture that breathes sustainable quality.
Our wood comes from certified forestry which does not cut down more trees than those that are planted. The veneers we buy in are already cut to the right sizes from the beginning. After the moulding we only need to cut off the outermost edges of the veneer, which minimizes waste. The small waste that is nonetheless generated goes to combustion and becomes electricity and heat.
To further minimize waste we order padding polyether cut to the correct dimensions and ready to be installed by our upholsterers. Residue is recycled directly in our suppliers' production by cutting the waste material into smaller pieces and pressing them into moulds under hard pressure into a recycled material called “Pyttipanna”. With wallpapering the best-selling Lamino we use, for example, a list of that particular material.