Our furniture designs come from a deep love of wood – our most favorite material. It is organic; it simply sprouts from the soil and supplies us with clean air during its growth. When harvested and manufactured responsibly, wooden furniture is low in CO₂ emission. It is a material that takes skill to master and is ever-changing. It is warm to the touch and has life and temperament. It expands or shrinks depending on its surroundings. And it only grows more beautiful as time passes.
Form & Refine greatly appreciate the materials we work with. That means we accept and applaud the natural and varied expressions of wood. Therefore, each piece of furniture will always have its very own distinctive traits depending on the grains, knots and colourations of the wood. Not only does this frame of mind support our vision of sustainability, it also honours the idiosyncrasies of natural materials.
These items are inspired by Nordic design traditions. Our carefully selected European collaborators use solid wood from their respective countries. One of our main motivations is to produce our Form & Refine items in close proximity to the source of origin, thereby prioritising sustainability.
Furthermore, we have the unique privilege of collaborating closely with the Damsbo Forest, located on the Danish island of Funen. The vast woodlands are allowed to naturally regenerate and each tree grows considerably longer than elsewhere. These conditions make the wood grains well-defined and the items made of wood from Damsbo are grown, designed and produced in Denmark.