Materials

We aim to create beautiful and functional furniture that can withstand daily use for future generations. All products from Eikund is available in various wood types and surface treatments. This gives you the option to choose based on your personal preferences. However, not all surface treatments are possible on all wood types. See the overview for general options and specific info for each product.

Wood types

Our sawmill is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), meaning that the Eikund range of furniture is based on premium hardwood, sourced from responsible and renewable forests. We only use material that is strictly controlled all the way to a finished product.

European white oak

The oak trees we use are somewhere between 150-200 years old, it has a light appearance, is strong, and will age with a beautiful patina. The white oak is the most widely used hardwood in the furniture industry.

American black walnut

The walnut we use is about 150 years old, it has a dark brown colour, is strong, hard and durable. This type of walnut is one of the most versatile and popular woods for furniture production.

Treatments

It is important that the surface treatment preserves the tactility and aesthetics of the material, while being able to withstand the tough demands of everyday life. Soap treated wood provides the most authentic experience for a natural material, but will demand some maintenance. For a more protective surface, our products come in clear and white pigmented oil. We also use a matte lacquer that makes it almost maintenance free.

Please note: As wood is a natural product, variations in colour and pigmentation will occur. Wooden furniture will also change appearance over time as it is affected by the environment in which its placed.

Leather

Vegetable tanned

Our selection of leathers ensures genuine quality that will age with beauty. All our upholstered furniture comes with vegetable tanned leathers. The hides we use are tanned using a recipe of natural materials, such as oak bark. The transformation from raw hides into a material that will last a long time is a process that happens slowly in wooden drums. It is a process based on the use of natural tannins and machinery, but the most important elements are patience and time.

Vegetable tanned leathers have an open structure that allows the leather to breathe, no other leather is as comfortable. Among the various tanning methods, the vegetable tanning is the only one able to give leather a unique characteristic, and at the same time being the most natural and environmentally friendly process. It is able to join comfort and look, fashion and tradition, distinctiveness and versatility in the product. Our vegetable tanned leather comes from Tärnsjö Garveri and is the most exclusive range in our collection.

Tärnsjö Garveri

Chromium tanned

Chromium tanning is the industry standard for furniture leathers, especially when it comes to public use. As with the vegetable tanned leathers, Eikund source only the best in order to ensure durability. To guarantee lightfastness and breathability, the leathers are finished with a light top coat that provides protection and a semi-aniline quality. This maintains the leathers softness and colour for many decades to come. Our protected hides are made by Sørensen Leather, and is the finest of its type.

Please note: Chrome occurs naturally in the environment in stone, soil, plants and volcanic material. chromium III salt is safe to use and non-toxic. This version of chromium is NOT be confused with chromium VI, which is toxic and is prohibited for use in tanning.

Sørensen Leather

Textile

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik is an award-winning manufacturer of upholstery textiles from Lillehammer, Norway. With 130 years of experience, they are built on the traditions and local values of Scandinavian design.

Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik

Vadal UNI

Vadal Uni is a smooth and felted fabric from Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik, and with its elegant look it complements the lines and curves of our furniture perfectly. All colours have been developed with the aim to enhance the feeling and quality of the textile, giving some hues a subdued expression while keeping others rich and deep.

Properties: 92% virgin wool and 8% polyamide / 102.000 martindale / EU-flower.

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Gandal +

This textile is also from Gudbrandsdalens Uldvarefabrik, tailored for use in public spaces, offices, theatres and auditoriums. The textile has an exclusive expression, with a special shine and depth. All colours enhance the three-dimensional character of the textile and lend its irresistible iridescence to the furniture on which it is upholstered.

Properties: 96% virgin wool and 4% polyamide / 80.000 martindale / EU-flower.

Product sheet