We are used to being economical with our resources. For us thriftiness means quality and sustainability every step of the way. Things that last for generations are our idea of a fair deal. That’s why we’ve chosen the materials and finishes that match our exacting standards with care. We’re located in the middle of Sweden’s furniture district, which means we have some of the most experienced suppliers just around the corner.
Our furniture is manufactured in Swedish stainless steel. Bending and welding stainless steel is a craft that requires experience and professional skill. In our factory, the steel is moulded to the desired shape in a bending machine. Where the first bit ends the next begins – which means full use of material without any waste. Once all the parts have been formed, they are welded together to form a unique product.
Our stainless steel furniture is coated in several steps to provide the best rust protection. Before powder coating, our furniture undergoes a pickling process to restore the rust protection at the welding points. The powder coating we use is UV and weatherproof, and is normally used on sheet metal façades and agricultural machines.
Our most exclusive furniture is made from marine grade stainless steel that is electropolished to a hard and glossy surface. This steel is acid resistant and is normally used in exposed environments such as for boat parts and in pools.
The ROOTS collection’s stool seats are manufactured from waste material in FSC-certified* oak. As the wood’s grain and colour vary, each product is unique. The wooden boards are oiled in two steps; first with a layer of outdoor oil to protect against fungus and mould, and then with a layer of water repellent hardwax oil with a faint white finish.
– When I saw the large volumes of high-quality wood waste, I realised the potential for collaboration with a local wood industry. When the ROOTS collection was developed a few months later, we started by using the dimensions of the waste material, says Sofie Örnvinsson, one of our founders.
* Forest Stewardship Council, (FSC-labelled wood) means that it is traceable throughout the entire value chain and comes from responsibly managed forests.