Swiss and Italian forests abound in ash, a large tree with pointed leaves whose bark is rather light. They can often be seen along streams and grow very quickly. Apparently, its name goes back to the Old English æsc, meaning 'spear', because of its frequent use in crafting this type of weapons. A friend of ours told us that it was also used to make certain kinds of bows, thanks to its flexibility and spring force. Due to its characteristics, it has long been used in very specific fields such as the manufacture of tool handles.
For our products, we only use Category A - FSC certified ash. This timber is dense, hard and homogenous, which makes it very enjoyable to shape. When cutting ash lumber, elegant surface areas of bright and stripped wood appear: it is like a marble plate. One of our desires was obviously to show off the beauty of such surfaces. Combining an attractive set of technical, aesthetic and ecological qualities, it has naturally emerged as an obvious choice for us.
Wood is a living material which may be subject to some variations depending on the environment.
We coat our products with a colourless ultra matt varnish that protects and prevents from yellowing. This treatment also ensures that the wood retains its natural appearance and makes it pleasant to the touch. To maintain these distinctive features, it only takes a quick wipe with a damp soft cloth.