Wood is a living material. In spite of the superior quality of the species we use, it constantly has to adapt to changes in temperature and humidity. So, to keep wood in good condition it will need some regular maintenance.
How to treat wood
African species of tropical hardwood
The high quality allows us to make wide tabletop segments out of one piece of wood. The color and characteristics of the wood are similar to teak. Our suppliers have their own concession and guarantee to deliver only the best quality Iroko hardwood, with a clear paper trail to guarantee sustainable entrepreneurship.
Wood that has been put through purgatory to brace it against all kinds of 'hellish' weather ordeals.
Wood has to withstand UV rays, rain, fluctuating humidity levels, frost, extreme heat, and so on ... The specific sustainability process of Hellwood gives the fibres greater internal stability and increases its resistance to rotting. In this way, we obtain a type of wood that belongs in Durability Class I, just like the very best tropical wood. An attractive side-effect of the process, of course, is the wood’s dark coloring and flame-like pattern.
Jatoba wood has exceptional qualities. The durability and stability is extremely high for long, thin slats, which was a key design issue for the whole Extempore range. After intensive collaboration with several authorities such as universities and nature & wild life organizations, Jatoba hardwood came out as the most stable and sustainable species that is widely available.
Our maintenance tools
It's a kind of magic
We offer a fine selection of maintenance tools that help you keeping your Extremis furniture in shape.