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.
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.