Our leather are of finest quality and form an important part of our material palett and of our furnitures Glimm, Seven and Dome.
Breed bulls and milk cow’s lives longer than ordinary cows that
The hides are collected and marked with its origin and are then brought to Tärnsjö tannery for the vegetable tanning process.
Together with Tärnsjö we have developed a process that gives
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.
We keep our own bees and collect the cappings beeswax when
After harvest the frame is put back in to the hive again. The wax is melted and rinsed in a water bath and then mixed with linseed oil to create the oil wax that we surface our furniture with. Bees are great pollinators and by having a beehive we enhance the number of successful pollinations and by that increase the production of fruits and flowers and therefore also the biodiversity.
The eggs we use in our egg oil tempera comes from a local breed of hens called Hedemorahöns 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 which mixes well since the carbon black is very fat. 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.
In Sweden we have two different kinds of birch, downy birch and silver birch. The two species was long considered to be two subspecies of the same species, but it is now clear that they are two different species. As the difference between them are small and hard to determine they are both commonly called birch.
Birch is Sweden’s most demanding tree when it comes to sunlight, it wants loads of it. As it also lets a lot of sun through its crown so that other trees can live in its shadow. The birch is a pioneer which means that it’s often the first tree to grow on “new” land after for example a fire or a clear cutting.
Carbon black is a pigment that has been used through out time.
We tear them out of the ground using a tripod, handcraft and chain block. The stubs are cut into smaller pieces, dried and burned in our “carbon black machine“ constructed of a drawing form the 19th century.
When the machine has cooled down we harvest the pigment by brushing it of the inside walls.
Lith Lith Lundin spends a lot of time experimenting to find new materials and methods that we can work with within our 50 km radius.
The experiments are very important to us in order to make the most out of our limited area and to constantly evolve and move forward.