Oak wood is renowned for its strength, durability, and weather resistance. It often has a dark colour and distinct grain, adding to its unique texture. It is a popular material for constructing furniture, flooring, wooden barrels, and boat construction. Due to these properties, oak is used as a symbol of strength and longevity. The oak tree is a deciduous tree native to various regions of the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America. It thrives in temperate climates and can grow up to 40 meters tall with a long trunk, living up to a millennium. The oak tree typically features an expansive crown. Its leaves normally divide into a leaf stalk and blade, often leathery and shiny green.
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.