Next, we have our raw materials. Most of our raw materials are sourced from Indonesia itself. Indonesia is the worlds largest archipelago counting over 17,508 islands which span more than 5000 km. Enough islands to source raw materials from!
The materials we source and use in our products are mainly timber, bamboo, bone, bronze, brass, steel and shells. Sometimes we also work with coconut husks and Ata grass!
All of the wood used in our products is V-Legal certified. This means that the wood is sourced from certified Timber manufacturers. It is tested and treated for termites and rot to ensure only the highest quality wood is used in our products.
Our bamboo is sourced from Java, where it grows in the wild and along roadsides like a weed. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing grass kind on our planet, with some subspecies growing up to 4 cm an hour! It has a higher specific compressive strength than wood, brick or concrete, and a specific tensile strength that rivals steel. This makes it ideal to use in our bamboo design lamps! We prefer to use fast-growing cellulose materials such as bamboo over other wood types as we don’t want to contribute to rainforest deforestation.