The fundamental idea behind Thors-Design’s hand-made furniture is that of upcycling. Rustic Azobé wood, sourced from decommissioned Danish wharves, is turned in to simple and stylish designer furniture. The result is bespoke, hand-made furniture with a natural Nordic feel that retains the integrity, history and natural character of the wood. The wood’s original raw look is a result of its exposure to the natural elements for more than half a century. No two pieces of wood are identical. Each piece of furniture is unique, full of character and soul.
The team behind Thors-Design creates furniture with an understanding of the way that wood works and moves, incorporating its natural grooves and crevices. The reclaimed wood has been validated and certified as containing only natural oils. The furniture is virtually indestructible, with a life cycle lasting as long as the wood’s own history. All Thors-Design’s furniture can be used inside and out all year round in private homes as well as public spaces.
All Thors-Design furniture is manufactured using upcycled, reclaimed Azobé wood from decommissioned Danish wharves. This sustainable timber has been verified and certified to contain only its own natural oils. Azobé is an African hardwood species. Its tree trunks can grow to a diameter of almost 2 meters. Azobé is extremely dense, which renders it practically impermeable and very heavy. A cubic meter of Azobé wood weighs a bit more than 1 ton.
All timber used for Thors-Design furniture is more than a century old, of which 60 years have been spent partially submersed in the Danish sea. Each piece of furniture will dry further during aging by around 8-13%. The colour of the timber and its structure will change, and its grooves and crevices will become more over time. Each piece of Thors-Design furniture is a unique, living and soulful work of art which carries nature’s own positive energy into private and work spaces.
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