The rules of feng shui state that wood is the element of yin and yang; a balance of masculine and feminine, a material that combines strength and flexibility representing “beginnings, new life, and new growth.” In furniture design, never has a material had such a unique application and understanding; whether you are an artisan crafting with hand tools or a factory that manipulates with heat and stain, wood is a universal element understood by everyone that comes into contact with it.
There is a sensory appreciation that we all feel; wood is one of the first materials that humans come into contact with. Think back to your favourite childhood toys, those passed through generations, found in storage boxes and shown in old family photos. They all contain a relationship with the basic material that we have spent years reconnecting through our designs and focus. For us, wood is about the connection between past and present. A sensory overload of Proustian magnitude. We feel it every time we use it, we understand its power and fragility , we know that we must champion what wood can do to any design of any living space. Wood is what connects to the earth, a feeling that we must embrace, respect and rejoice.