The wood of the fir tree is lightweight, soft, yet robust and flexible. In comparison to spruce wood, fir wood doesn’t have resin canals, it has a light colour, and exhibits a fine texture. Apart from being used in furniture making, it is a popular material for building structures. Fir wood is also valued for its excellent insulation properties and weather resistance. With its rustic charm, fir wood creates a cosy atmosphere. The fir tree is a coniferous evergreen tree native to the temperate to subarctic climates of the Northern Hemisphere. It thrives in higher elevations and cooler regions, growing up to 50 meters high. The spruce tree has a conical shape and a tall trunk that grows straight and branchless. Its needles are soft and flat, in contrast to the round needles of the spruce tree. The fir tree also produces cones, which differ from those of the spruce and pine trees in their straight upright shape and sticky surface.
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.