Since time immemorial, wood has been used as a basic material for home and furniture, and is now very popular in the lighting industry. In order to protect this natural raw material, we pay particular attention to their origin when selecting the woods.
We use wood from sustainable forestry for our products. Four of our veneers bear the SaReiFo seal (Safe the Rain Forest). SaRaiFo wood veneers are made from peeled veneer of very fast-growing wood species (for example abachi, poplar, lime tree) and are processed in a special way. Each of the finely cut veneers is unique.
Botanic description: Liriodendron Tulipifera
This one is known by tulipwood veneer or as Tulipier or tulip tree. The Tulipwood is a very soft and lightweight wood. For the layman, it seems at first glance rather simple which makes it look very neutral when it is turned off. But taking a closer look, you will discover some beautiful coloring nuances which almost seem like a rainbow. The nuances vary here from yellowish – red up to bluish – purple. Responsible for this play of color are external conditions such as weather conditions or the mineral content in the soil This wood is for people that are looking for something special which acts more discreet, but at second glance is absolutely fascinating.
Botanic description: Olea europaea L.
Origin: Europe, Asia
The stories of the olive tree date back to antiquity. This wood is very dense and hard, due to the slow growth of the Tree. The basic structure of this wood appears in a marble-like structure, which displays a brownish green and cloudy looking facets. The golden – brown wavy lines characterize the olive wood only too well. Whether in the off or turned on state, this wood is just beautiful.
Botanic description: Betula alba, Betula verrucosa
Origin: Europe and Asia up to Japan, especially in Sweden and Finnland.
The birch tree is very well known here in Germany. We see most of these big and great white looking trees on the roadsides. Thy can grow up a total of 25 meters high. You won’t see a lot of knots in this veneer, due to the fact that they can be free of branches up to a height of 15. This beautiful light cream colored wood is permeated with light greyish measles. The undulating lines appear fascinating in this glorious play of colors. When turned on, this wood shines in 2400K. So if a warm white light tone with as little red component is wanted, it should be decided for this timber.
Botanic description: Quercus alba
In many cultures, the oak tree was regarded as a sacred tree and was particularly appreciated for its size,
hardness and longevity. The American whiteness shows a darker and denser wood than the red oak,
a medium-sized texture and often an irregular or transversal fiber course.
Along the sides, there are fine lines or stripes, which give a light yellow to medium brown and dark brown colored wood.
The large and wide wooden beams, as lively mirrors or spindles, underline this decorative character.
Botanic description: SaRaiFO
Made out of: Light woods such as maple, beech and cottonwood, which are colored in the aftermath.
The many wavy, fine and dark late growth lines give the wood of the gnarled and unruly apple a decorative texture. The gleaming rays reflected in radial cuts underscore the velvety luster of the wood. Frequently occurring pith flecks add interest to the overall appearance. The fine and hard wood of the apple gleams with a reddish to reddish brown tone, which lends the wood a warm note.
Botanic description: Fraxinus excelsior
Sapwood and heartwood of the ash are bright, white-reddish, yellowish or whitish. Undesirable is a darker color which can partly take older trees. Ash have optional color nuclei.
Description: The Birch-Birdeye is a wild SaRaiFo veneer (Save the Rainforest veneer). Thus, when purchasing this veneer, you contribute significantly to relieving the tropical tree population.
Botanic description: Liquidambar styraciflua L.
Origin: Central America, Mexico
We, of WOODEN-Germany also use the satin walnut veneer for our products. The heartwood contains a colorful spectrum of colors alternating within the trunk. This creates very nice effects. The grain is caused by an irregular fiber course.
Glass is an extremely hard material, so scratching it requires a lot of force. On pressure, glass can withstand enormous forces and is even more than twice as strong as steel. When incorporated in our luminaires, it protects the wood from external influences.
Aluminum is the ideal material for LED heat sinks. For improved heat dissipation, we have designed a special profile for the internal LEDs. The outside of the bottom plate and frame are refined by a powder coating in the desired color, or hand polished.
Harder than steel, weatherproof and even seawater resistant – we use AISI 316 stainless steel with a particularly high chromium content in the holder of the handrail. On request, this noble metal can be also mirror-polished by hand.
POM is one of the preferred construction materials from which precision parts for precision engineering are manufactured. Important applications are amongst others the automotive industry. We use this material for mounting the handrail REED. POM has a high strength and is particularly light compared to stainless steel or aluminum.