WE LOVE WOOD
Wood is a living, lasting and
And it is the core of everything we do.
We believe balance is key.
And we believe in protecting and respecting Nature and the forests that bring life to our furniture.
Skovby furniture is made from natural materials, selected with consideration and respect for Nature, environment and people.
Wood is one of the most sustainable and lasting resources that exists. Sustainable forests in Europe and North America are increasing. Wood that we obtain from such forests is replaced, which supports preservation of ecosystem diversity.
The majority of our products are built from more than 90% wooden materials. Wood is a natural material that absorbs and binds CO2. In total, the timber delivered to Skovby each year binds more than 5.000 tons of CO2.
No waste goes to waste
When we produce a piece of furniture we are left with an amount of surplus wood in different shapes and sizes. We use this leftover wood for smaller components like legs. We use sawdust and shavings as carbon-neutral fuel to heat up the factories and offices and also for processes like drying wood and lacquered surfaces.
Waste never looked so good!
The idea and design for stool #840 sprang from pieces of leftover wood.
Pieces cut from round and elliptical shaped tables are brought together to create a stackable and sustainable stool made entirely from leftover pieces from the production.
Three joint pieces give the seat a dynamic and interesting pattern. Combined with the edgy legs the result is a unique, sculptural look.
Our wood complies with the European Union Timber Regulation.
A regulation aimed at combatting trade with illegally harvested timber and timber products, by tracing the origins of the wood back to the logging source. This to make sure the wood comes from areas with approved sustainable logging and reforestation initiatives.
We support Growing Trees Network Foundation in their mission to plant trees, reduce CO2, protect drinking water, and create recreational spaces for humans and animals.
We do so by donating 5 DKK per order made in our webshop. This is our humble contribution to Nature and the forests that give life to our furniture.
We are a member of the Danish Furnituremakers' Quality Control - an exclusive network of 17 Danish furniture companies, which invest time and resources to push the agenda on sustainable operations, to be equipped to handle the highest standards and requirements for durability and to secure skilled labour in the future.
We use chipboards and medium-density fibreboards made from 80-100% recycled materials.
Our furniture is primarily packaged in cardboard based packaging which is all FSC certified.
Long-lasting materials and design
1988: The table was originally called DC06.
Under the tabletop is a turntable that splits the tabletop in three, revealing hidden extension leaves that easily pop up and unfold.
1996: The table gets a makeover in form of a new appearance and name - #32. The unique, patented extension system stays the same.
2017: A new conical shaped base of six joint parts is introduced. The result is a more modern and timeless look, and the new version is named #33.
It pays to design, construct and produce furniture within the same physical environment. By doing so we achieve cohesion that contributes to a sustainable business model.
This is good for our business, environment and people.
We use 3D visualisations in both production and for marketing purposes. By testing dimensions, joints and more in 3D on complex components, we can control the products before assembling the actual physical components and hereby avoid overproduction.