ESSENCES OF WOOD

Acacia

The acacia tree gives off an aura of raw power and is one of the strongest woods in South East Asian woods. 

Source, how it’s made and value?

A piece of India, Acacia wood is reputed for being resilient and sturdy. It is so impressively solid and massive it’s known to snap saw blades with ease. 

Acacia features dreamy bends of copper, blond and brown giving it a flowing quality. Its glowing reddish brown hues are akin to caramel, smoothly crawling down the back of a spoon. 

To expand Acacia’s range of finishes, we have used breakthrough techniques that work well with the wood’s particular properties.  Sandblasting exposes the wood’s grain, opens up its pores and lends it an even richer appearance, we were able to create our unique Acacia pieces. 

The multistage processes that we use, give our items a weathered, antiqued look that is simultaneously clean and modern in feel and style. Whether freeform or contemporary in shape, au naturel, grey wash or black wash in colour, our Acacia furniture carries with it a subtle harmony.  

Maintenance ?

Acacia wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Acacia

The acacia tree gives off an aura of raw power and is one of the strongest woods in South East Asian woods. 

Source, how it’s made and value?

A piece of India, Acacia wood is reputed for being resilient and sturdy. It is so impressively solid and massive it’s known to snap saw blades with ease. 

Acacia features dreamy bends of copper, blond and brown giving it a flowing quality. Its glowing reddish brown hues are akin to caramel, smoothly crawling down the back of a spoon. 

To expand Acacia’s range of finishes, we have used breakthrough techniques that work well with the wood’s particular properties.  Sandblasting exposes the wood’s grain, opens up its pores and lends it an even richer appearance, we were able to create our unique Acacia pieces. 

The multistage processes that we use, give our items a weathered, antiqued look that is simultaneously clean and modern in feel and style. Whether freeform or contemporary in shape, au naturel, grey wash or black wash in colour, our Acacia furniture carries with it a subtle harmony.  

Maintenance ?

Acacia wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Suar

Suar trees are at least 30 meters tall and famous for their massive, umbrella-shaped canopies. 

Source, how it’s made and value? 

Sourced in Northern Thailand and Indonesia, each one of our freeform and free-spirited suar wood pieces dictates what it will become. We allow the wood’s original lines, curves and shape to guide and mould its final design in the creation of original items that are true works of art. 

The suar trees we use aren’t primarily grown and harvested for furniture. Ours are a byproduct of their first life, when used for the commercial raising of special insects, who inhabit suar trees to create shellac; a natural substance that is used in many industries from cosmetics to food.  

We don’t cut down suar trees, rather we use only the largest limbs that are past their most productive years and that would be otherwise discarded. The trunk is left intact; still alive, it generates new limbs over time.

Maintenance ? 

Suar wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Suar

Suar trees are at least 30 meters tall and famous for their massive, umbrella-shaped canopies. 

Source, how it’s made and value? 

Sourced in Northern Thailand and Indonesia, each one of our freeform and free-spirited suar wood pieces dictates what it will become. We allow the wood’s original lines, curves and shape to guide and mould its final design in the creation of original items that are true works of art. 

The suar trees we use aren’t primarily grown and harvested for furniture. Ours are a byproduct of their first life, when used for the commercial raising of special insects, who inhabit suar trees to create shellac; a natural substance that is used in many industries from cosmetics to food.  

We don’t cut down suar trees, rather we use only the largest limbs that are past their most productive years and that would be otherwise discarded. The trunk is left intact; still alive, it generates new limbs over time.

Maintenance ? 

Suar wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Rosewood

Rosewood is a hardwood, appreciated for its density and power. Its grain is naturally sinuous, containing signature waves that display a contrasting variety of colours.

Source, how it’s made and value?

We source our variety, in Bihar and Bangalor, India, where it’s also known as sheesham and sisu.

When rosewood is stained the inner, heartwood and the outer, sapwood absorb the stain differently. We combine the natural, contrasting colours and qualities of rosewood with contemporary, straight-lines to create furniture that elevates and showcases the wood’s natural beauty. 

Our rosewood grows in government approved plantations; our suppliers ensure to replace every tree used with a tree planted, creating a virtuous circle of sustainable harvest. 

After years of first-hand experience, we understand and foster rosewood’s properties. We dry it for an extra-long period in India to ensure that it’s ready for the Canadian climate. 

Maintenance ? 

Rosewood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Rosewood

Rosewood is a hardwood, appreciated for its density and power. Its grain is naturally sinuous, containing signature waves that display a contrasting variety of colours.

Source, how it’s made and value?

We source our variety, in Bihar and Bangalor, India, where it’s also known as sheesham and sisu.

When rosewood is stained the inner, heartwood and the outer, sapwood absorb the stain differently. We combine the natural, contrasting colours and qualities of rosewood with contemporary, straight-lines to create furniture that elevates and showcases the wood’s natural beauty. 

Our rosewood grows in government approved plantations; our suppliers ensure to replace every tree used with a tree planted, creating a virtuous circle of sustainable harvest. 

After years of first-hand experience, we understand and foster rosewood’s properties. We dry it for an extra-long period in India to ensure that it’s ready for the Canadian climate. 

Maintenance ? 

Rosewood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Recycled Wood

Recycled construction wood is sourced from uninhabited homes in Indonesia where it’s common for a third generation living in the same home to sell it and build a new one. 

By repurposing, we salvage old flooring, roofs and pillars turning them into original pieces, each brimming with stories and filled with rich slices of personal human history. 

Each piece of raw material, every plank and piece of wood from these homes is measured and coded. Nothing goes to waste. Instead we infuse it with a breath of fresh air, creating beautiful decorative furniture, all awhile helping the environment. 

These reclaimed collections blends aged wood with a contemporary, minimalist style and dark metal detail accents to create our original collections. 

Maintenance ? 

Recycled wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Recycled Wood

Recycled construction wood is sourced from uninhabited homes in Indonesia where it’s common for a third generation living in the same home to sell it and build a new one. 

By repurposing, we salvage old flooring, roofs and pillars turning them into original pieces, each brimming with stories and filled with rich slices of personal human history. 

Each piece of raw material, every plank and piece of wood from these homes is measured and coded. Nothing goes to waste. Instead we infuse it with a breath of fresh air, creating beautiful decorative furniture, all awhile helping the environment. 

These reclaimed collections blends aged wood with a contemporary, minimalist style and dark metal detail accents to create our original collections. 

Maintenance ? 

Recycled wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Mango

Mango wood comes from a mango tree, which can live up to a century but which can only bare fruit after 15 to 20 years.  

Source, how it’s made and value?

The mango wood we source for our collections originates from India. 

Mango wood is versatile. In its natural state, it generally ranges from light to dark brown with a yellowish cast. Certain pieces feature curvaceous loops and sweeping curlicues, especially around knots. Others, expose grain in dots and streaks. Mango wood is a chameleon. It is a pliable earthy material that can easily accommodate a new shape in the hands of a skilled craftsperson. 

Maintenance ?

Mango wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Mango

Mango wood comes from a mango tree, which can live up to a century but which can only bare fruit after 15 to 20 years.  

Source, how it’s made and value?

The mango wood we source for our collections originates from India. 

Mango wood is versatile. In its natural state, it generally ranges from light to dark brown with a yellowish cast. Certain pieces feature curvaceous loops and sweeping curlicues, especially around knots. Others, expose grain in dots and streaks. Mango wood is a chameleon. It is a pliable earthy material that can easily accommodate a new shape in the hands of a skilled craftsperson. 

Maintenance ?

Mango wood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Recycled Boat Wood

Recycled Boatwood comes straight from Indonesia, from weathered fishing boats that showcase vivid bubble-gum-like colours, like crimson, mustard yellow, bright lavender and turquoise, which reminds us of the Meditarranean.  

Instead of letting these boats rot along the shoreline we repurpose them, positively impacting the local economy and environment.  We breathe a second life into Boatwood, creating original collections that recount the sea stories and adventures of fishermen from the Java Sea. 

Recycled Boatwood is extremely durable as it’s been shaped by rolling waves, sea salt and the equatorial sun that gradually tempered and hardened it.  We contrast this wood against the straight lines of monochromatic metal to create a sophisticated, modern, industrial collection.

Maintenance ? 

Recycled boatwood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging. 

Recycled Boat Wood

Recycled Boatwood comes straight from Indonesia, from weathered fishing boats that showcase vivid bubble-gum-like colours, like crimson, mustard yellow, bright lavender and turquoise, which reminds us of the Meditarranean.  

Instead of letting these boats rot along the shoreline we repurpose them, positively impacting the local economy and environment.  We breathe a second life into Boatwood, creating original collections that recount the sea stories and adventures of fishermen from the Java Sea. 

Recycled Boatwood is extremely durable as it’s been shaped by rolling waves, sea salt and the equatorial sun that gradually tempered and hardened it.  We contrast this wood against the straight lines of monochromatic metal to create a sophisticated, modern, industrial collection.

Maintenance ? 

Recycled boatwood requires easy maintenance. Clean with the use of a soft, humid cloth. Avoid dry dusting that can cause unsightly scratching and alkaline soaps that can be damaging.