Ash wood is well-known for its strength and high elasticity. It has a light to medium brown colour with a distinctive grain that gives the wood a characteristic appearance. Ash wood is a popular material for constructing mechanical components, tools, sports equipment, and furniture. The ash tree is a deciduous tree native to Europe, Asia, and North America. It can grow up to 40 meters tall with a long trunk and forms a slender, columnar or wide-spreading crown. The leaves are arranged in an opposite pattern and have an odd number of leaflets. In autumn, the leaves transform into vibrant shades of yellow and orange.
Arno Wandel is the collaborative project of the two brothers, Baldouin and Timo Bee, along with their friend Leon Beck. With a background in Architecture and Cabinet Making we question the way we perform our daily rituals, what we need, and how we create things. Our work is about slowing down. It all begins with the joy of making useful things, essential instruments for everyday use. We create objects we miss with the ambition that they outlive the trees they are made of. What drives us is the power of the essential in working with objects and space playfully.
Aligned with the principles of Cradle-to-Cradle, we work with biodegradable or fully recyclable resources. Therefore, we construct our products without chemicals or composite materials. Our Products are solid or detachable and ready to be reused or reunited with Mother Earth. Each of our pieces is handcrafted by Lucian Kopp, our skilled and dedicated cabinetmaker, with the help of contemporary tools and technologies in the far south of Germany, Bodensee. We are committed to continuously improving our sourcing of materials and production processes.