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Teak is a type of hardwood that grows mostly in south Asia. It is fungus, parasite and termite resistant, naturally weatherproof and can withstand dry rot. If properly cared for, teak furniture can easily last over a hundred years.

Although it has been used as a sturdy construction material for thousands of years, teak was popularized by Danish furniture makers in the 1950s for two reasons. Firstly, mass imports of teak from Asia after WWII made it readily available and affordable to Europeans. Second, following new technologies allowing for the use of bent and curved plywood, teak became the ideal choice to use for wood ven eers, thanks to its durability, beautiful dark color and elegant wood grain.

Contrary to popular belief, furniture made with high quality real wood veneer on plywood last longer than solid wood because it won't crack or warp.  Using veneers also made it possible to create stunning designs by playing with the patterns in the wood grain. Most mid-century Danish teak furniture which still exists today is made with veneer surfaces on plywood, secured with solid wood edges and frames. A true testament to the quality of well-made veneered furniture.

Although teak wood was imported from Asia at affordable prices for over 30 years, the unregulated deforestation industry in the region turned it into a more rare and costly material in the 1980s. Teak forests have become heavily regulated and most trees are now harvested from plantations that are specifically grown for that purpose. To manage costs, many teak furniture makers have moved production from Denmark to Asia, thus remaining close to teak forests and reducing transportation costs significantly.

Today, teak furniture remains popular and our exclusive collection consists of a few vintage pieces mixed with new contemporary designs made in Denmark, Canada, and China.