A special process was developed that takes up the natural process of bog oak formation and transfers it in a modernised and sustainable form to ready-to-use oak wood and so pervades it with the distinctive deep black typical of bog oak.
The potential and relevance of this near-natural refinement process lies in its suitability for a wide variety of materials and applications: The natural material required for the ecological coating process can be reused and represents an effective alternative to chemical dyes in terms of sustainability. In addition, the process enhances the surface quality of natural materials and gives them an expressive unique character.
All types of wood are suitable for finishing – the light birch, for example, is given a silvery iridescent surface after treatment. In addition to a wide variety of interior applications, the wood can also be used for outdoor and construction applications.
In the future, new material-spanning application possibilities will develop, the spectra of which are far from exhausted: The dyeing of leather represents an ecological option to conventional leather dyeing – research is also currently being conducted into the finishing of other natural textiles.
Based on a process that has taken centuries to develop, the modern finishing process in our industrialised society is more than ever characterised by its naturalness and originality, which is reflected in the rich, balanced nuances of the material.