Ash – trendy and traditional
Ash is both a trendy and a traditional type of wood that has been possible to order from Kinnarps in the past, but which is now being launched with a white pigmented surface in the standard range.
"The reason for this is partly that the material is in fashion and in demand by our customers, and partly that we like it ourselves," Claesson says.
Versatile type of wood
Ash is tough and strong, and has traditionally been used in work implements, but also for tennis rackets, bandy sticks and skis. Kinnarps has selected a white pigmented surface in order to strengthen and retain the wood's original appearance.
"It feels especially pleasing to work with a material which has such a deep historical significance and represents down-to-earth, practical values," Claesson says.
Having said that, he can also observe that white pigmented ash is currently a very trendy and in vogue material, sought-after and valued by designers, architects and customers.
And entirely justifiably.
"It is an incredibly beautiful type of wood, with an attractive surface and a very pleasant colour, which is great to work with as a producer and to surround yourself with as a user," he says.
The ash that Kinnarps uses is FSC® labelled and comes from forests managed responsibly. However, the environmental benefits don't end there.
"Ash also has a high and even quality as well as being resource-efficient in that we can use the bulk of it for furniture," Claesson says.
Trendy and traditional, beautiful to look at and good for our planet. No wonder that ash is so highly rated!
Did you know that
- Ash is a tough and strong type of wood that has traditionally been used in work implements such as hammer handles, but also for tennis rackets, bandy sticks and skis.
The British car maker Morgan still uses ash wood in its car frames.
- The ash that Kinnarps uses is FSC labelled and comes from forests managed responsibly.
Yggdrasil, the tree which in Norse mythology holds up and surrounds the whole world, was an ash.