FÖCUS: Ethnicraft

August 09, 2017

FÖCUS: Ethnicraft

The timeless beauty of solid wood

At Öopenspace, we love partnering with brands that share a mutual devotion to high quality craftsmanship and a commitment to preserving the environment with the respect our earth deserves. So with enduring design and craftsmanship at the core of creating sustainable furniture, Ethnicraft was a natural fit to be in our unique folio of brands.
The trendsetting Belgium brand has been creating timeless furniture from solid wood for over 20 years, paying homage to the beauty of timber through their strong belief in authenticity, simplicity and impeccable craftsmanship.

Ethically Sourced Timber

Aside from sourcing from well-managed forests and plantations, Ethnicraft also sources their teak wood by reclaiming from neglected buildings or old warehouses - mainly from the island of Central Java in Indonesia. The brand goes even further by proactively working closely with the Indonesian governmental body in charge of managing the plantations. And to maintain a no waste policy, production waste such as leftover logs and sawdust are re-used for other purposes.

The furniture industry has a massive impact on the environment and at Öopenspace we only represent brands that employ responsible manufacturing processes and utilise ethically sourced materials from sustainably managed forests.

Ethnicraft is FSC certified and the brand is committed to be as environmentally friendly as possible.


Behind the simplicity of their furniture also lies a constant drive for innovation. Incorporating advanced techniques, tools and wood-processing methods to their process of creation, Ethnicraft reworks and revises every new design to the very last detail as a reflection of their design value.

Take for example their stunning Oak Double Extendable Dining Table. The double feet gives this table an unmistakable presence, but the real magic lies in the user friendly extension where just a little pull and the hidden extensions make room for many in seconds.



 The popular table is also part of Ethnicraft’s Oak Collection – a timeless series of furniture created with a design philosophy focused on colour, grain and texture.

The collection has been beautifully crafted with highest grade French and Serbian Oak with naturally occurring splits and knots to highlight the beauty of its timber, sourced from well-managed forests in Europe.


 Meet the Designers

A colourful range of award-winning, innovative and influential personalities of this generation make up Ethnicraft’s group of talented designers. Their stunning collections can be found in the most diverse interiors all over the world, where they age beautifully as years go by. Meet 3 of their talented designers below:


 Alain van Havre is Ethnicraft’s in-house designer. The complexity of things has always intrigued him, which led him to study product development at the Design Academy of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. To him, all design embodies the same duality: the aim is to create a timeless product, yet with a hint to the specific moment in which it is made.


 Patrick Turner is known as one of Canadas most innovative designers. He has worked with many international architects, interior designers and manufacturers. His collaborations include design projects in the Middle East and a green project with U.S.Dairy (U.S. Dairy 2020: A vision for the future). His work has featured in many publications.


 Nathan Yong is often described as one of the most successful and influential designers of his generation. Currently based in Singapore, he runs a multidisciplinary design consultancy practice.




Bringing it to you

 We at Öopenspace believe that quality and good design should not cost us the world. It should be affordable and Öopen to all. We, along with Ethnicraft are committed to bring you the highest quality, natural and authentically made furniture. Because it Is more than just furniture, it is wellness from the things around us. Honest Design that brings people together. Beautifully crafted to last a lifetime.

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