To hold our pieces up to the highest international standards of design and craftsmanship, they must first pass the scrutiny of our senior craftsmen before leaving the workshop. The ethos that guides the Ekta brand is a commitment to discovering and celebrating talented designers, providing an opportunity to showcase their work on a global scale, as well as supporting local economies through the production of certain pieces. In supporting our craft, you are helping us to upskill others, whilst enabling us to sustain our passion. Solid wood furniture is durable and long-lasting, increasing in value as it’s passed down through generations. Mass-produced materials such as veneers can be heavily processed and filled with chemicals, whereas our solid wood is sustainably sourced from replenishing forests. We have great respect for the raw materials used to create the Ekta Handvaerk range.
We don’t discard quality pieces of wood or leather if they carry slight visual differences. Timber is a natural product with a variety of grains. Knots will thus occur from time to time, it should, however never compromise the structural integrity of the piece. Whilst we always pay attention to matching the grains of every piece we produce, we can’t always guarantee a perfect match. This communicates the richness and individuality of our material’s history, which breathes life and a sense of charm into our elegant, functional decor. For example, the unique characters in wood grain, texture, and warmth, signify the conditions of an individual tree’s life, in turn allowing for the authentic story of the tree to unfold. We also only use locally produced genuine leather. No hide is perfect, and natural blemishes will always occur. This forms part of the character of our furniture. Every piece is carefully hand-cut and selected for its use. From forest to factory to furniture, we treat our materials with care and consideration, we don’t waste our Earth’s valuable raw materials, staying true to their fundamental natural beauty.
Ekta Handvaerk takes care in selecting and uplifting artists and designers, giving them a platform to share their extraordinary pieces. We firmly believe in using people over machines, shining light on the artistry of our craft. Designers are chosen based on their work and exceptional craftsmanship, but most importantly, their alignment with the essence of the Ekta brand.