About the wood used in our collection
Accoya® is wood unlike most types of wood you know. It is soft to the touch, sustainable and incredibly durable. Accoya® does not rot, exceeding even the durable teak wood, and keeps its shape with little shrinkage or swelling behavior. This is the result of the acetylation process it undergoes, which guarantees 50 years of use above the ground and 25 years in soil or fresh water.
Douglas wood derives from the Douglas fir, a softwood from North-Western Europe. It is a highly durable wood type that works well for outdoor furniture. Since the wood is naturally durable, a treatment with chemicals is not necessary, making Douglas wood a great choice for the environment. Even without treatment it lasts for around 10 to 15 years.
Larch wood comes from the Larch tree, a softwood from Europe. It is a highly durable wood type (class 3) and is ideal in outdoor furniture use. Larch wood is a good choice for the environment: it grows fast (making sure a lot of CO2 is turned into oxygen) and is naturally durable, meaning a treatment with chemicals is not necessary. Even without treatment it lasts for around 10 to 15 years.
Oak wood is a type of hardwood that derives from the oak tree native to the northern hemisphere. This wood is a European durable type of wood that grants sustainability class 2, which means it lasts up to 10 to 15 years.
Beech wood is a light hardwood that derives from the beech tree. It is a strong type of wood, making it very suitable for outdoor furniture. We use varnished beech wood in our Beach Chair
and Beach Rocker
, meaning there is no extra maintenance required to prolong the lifetime.
Dutch Poplar wood is used for our clogs: the Poplars
. As is tradition, the clogs are made from one log of untreated poplar wood. Poplar wood is very workable and has a medium texture and soft grain. This makes this type of wood perfect for making clogs.