The eggs we use in our egg oil tempera comes from a local breed of hens called Hedemora-hens that are kept right next to our workshop not far from the farm.
Egg is as an emulsifier which allows the oil and water to mix and this is the secret behind egg oil tempera. To make it we start with mixing the linseed oil with the carbon black. It mixes well since the carbon black is very fat as well as the oil.
The oil is then poured in to the eggs while stirring. The last step is to add the water, this needs to be done in small amounts at the beginning and under heavy whisking.
We have grown our own flax field and with the help of some farmer neighbours we have learned a lot and managed to produce our own high quality linseed oil.
After cold pressing the linseed's we clean the oil by shaking it with water. This causes unwanted fats to form a layer which makes it possible to extract the clean oil that sits on top.
After the cleaning process we pour the oil in to bottles and store it for a year in the sun to get rid of the last impurities.
We use our linseed oil in all our surfacing such as our oil wax and egg oil tempera.
Our leather are of finest quality and form an important part of our material palett and of our furnitures Seven Dome and Spring.
Breed bulls and milk cow’s lives longer than ordinary cows that are held for meat. This longer lifespan makes their hides grow thicker which is just what we need.
The hides are collected and marked with its origin and are then brought to Tärnsjö tannery for the vegetable tanning process.
Together with Tärnsjö Tannery we have developed a process that gives extraordinary rigid and strong leather. The hides are then punched with our special punch templates into various lengths and shapes.
Pine is after spruce Sweden’s most common tree, and the tree we by far use most of. It is a light loving tree that grows all over Sweden and it has a marked difference between pine heartwood and sapwood.
The heartwood is saturated with resin and therefore has a darker colour, this can be seen in some of our natural surfaced Seven and Dome tables.
Pines often grow very straight and the wood is easy to work with as the fibers are straight with none of the irregularities that is often present in birch.
The roots of pine digs deep into the ground as they often have a taproot which makes it a strong and storm resistant tree. It’s also these forces we fight with when we tear up the roots to make our carbon black pigment, a job that is also a really good workout.