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In my life, I have moved so much. From Germany to Italy via Paris and London...
Some of my furniture just simply fell apart. And this upset me, the pieces were not cheap at all. My sofa though - handmade in a workshop - looks nearly as it did on day one 12 years ago. And it has seen the upbringing of two very active babies - and survived our cat.
- why you should be able to wash and change upholstery
- why sofas assembled by hand live much longer
- what is the lifecycle for a bio- sofa
Part 6: Backrest and cushions
Seeing a piece of furniture come to life is a wonderful moment each time. We know that the piece of furniture will live in your home and will accompany you for a long time. I will be of highest quality and also feature only natural materials, no plastic, no toxins, no harmful materials or chemicals. We pride ourselves in carefully selecting materials only from trustworthy sources and being able to build an eco-sustainable piece of furniture that will bring joy to any customer and their home.
Part 5: Inside and outside cover
Building a sustainable piece of furniture takes experience, craftsmanship and in our case: an extra dose of 100% natural materials from only sustainable sources. We chose to build furniture only in this way, because we believe that we should not live with, or sit and sleep on anything that is built using harmful materials. Harmful for nature, our environment or our own health.
Part 4: Cotton, felt and latex
100% natural latex. On top of the jute material on the seating area, but also for the armrests and all around we are now applying a layer of 100% natural latex. The latex is delivered in large blocks and we cut it down to the needed sizes in the correct height and length using our large scale vertical saw. This process takes experience and craftsmanship, as the material is very soft and any push or pull in the wrong direction will result in an uneven cut.
Part 2: Building the wooden frame
High quality and longevity through certified wood. We’re now going to engage in construction of the wooden under-frame which is the foundation for the sofa. Since we designed the piece in 3D, we can precisely measure any parts for the wooden construction. We pride ourselves in longlasting, sustainable products and make all of our frames out of solid, FSC or PEFC certified wood.
Part 1: Planning and prototyping
We're showing our exact production process of how we are building an eco-sustainable sofa (Casquet) here at D3CO biosofa while using only natural and non-toxic materials. From idea to finished product, have a look at our 6 part series.