We use only 100% natural and certified materials

No polyurethane foam

Together against plastic pollution

Since the 1950ties and the advent of petrol based foam, all sofas are made more or less in the same way.

A standard sofa is composed of
- up to 40 kg of petrol based plastic foam
- glued plywood
- synthetics in upholstery and threads
- plastic joints and feet
fire retardants and preserving chemicals

These synthetics end up in our oceans

- in the air of your home (remember the smell when - you unbox new furniture?)

- in landfill, because it is near impossible to recycle and separate all the elements

- in the water in form of microplastics

- and ultimately in our food chain as well as most animal’s

Our biosofa is 100% natural and totally biodegradable.

It is also built to last for generations.

We create a product that lasts longer and is healthy.


A classic polyurethane product is made of one block that just tires out and has to be thrown away. 


We on the other hand work in layers. Layers can be individually repaired and replaced if need be. 


The product you rest on is healthy, more comfortable, and lasts for a generation - or two.

Wood

Solid wood is the base for everything we do. 

Our sofas last so long, because they have a base frame made out of solid beech wood. No plywood. No agglomerates. Just the pure thing, responsibly grown in nature and renewable.


We use only timbers of European ash, spruce and beech trees with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification. 


The lumber only comes from forests where the collection is guaranteed and controlled by that organisation. FSC is actively engaged in promoting a responsible use of the territory and the continuous reforestation of the collecting areas.

Bamboo - our sustainable sprinter.

Our FSC certified Bamboo is one of the fastest growing, renewable resources in the world. It reaches its final length of up to 20 meters within a couple of months and absorbs CO2 in large quantities. 


One bamboo plant consists of several poles and new shoots will grow from the mother plant every year. Generally 20-25% of the poles in a sustainable bamboo forest can be harvested each year. The plant does not die after harvesting, so no deforestation.


We use bamboo in our Disfatto series, as a platform, and occasionally for the finishing of certain tables, such as Dzen.

Padding

Latex - soft and sturdy.

100% natural latex is distilled from Hevea plants and possesses extraordinary antibacterial properties. 

It is the most elastic material known in nature and it can immediately return to its original shape after any kind of stress: a unique feature only paralleled by human skin. 

Latex possesses higher specific gravity and lift than polyurethane foam, thus providing the advantage of having softness, flexibility and transpiration at the same time. All our latex is certified with the Euro Latex and Oekotex labels.

Real goose down.

Our padded sofas and cushions are made with real goose feathers. They are a light, insulating material capable of maintaining a stable body temperature. All our feathers are certified with the RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certificate to ensure that animals are treated without cruelty. 


On request, any feathers can be replaced by another type of natural padding, to obtain a completely vegan product.

Herb and oil foam.

In rare cases, latex is not able to do the job because of its heaviness. At the moment this concerns ONLY our Quartz armchair, and clearly labelled. For Quartz, we use a particular medicinal herb and natural oils based foam for padding. 


It is the only non-compostable component we use. It is certified, nonallergenic and harmless for children.

Textiles

Linen - fresh and gorgeous luxury grown in Europe.

We love our favourite textile, pure linen. It’s a natural textile woven out of the fibres of the flax plant. It is very strong, absorbent, and dries faster than cotton. 

The use of linen is documented since thousands of years and it gets its own mention in the Bible. 

Our top quality flax is grown and spun in Belgium and France.

Cotton - the natural workhorse.

We use Oekotex certified and recycled cotton for the inner part of our sofas. - It serves as inner lining, padding, seams, and in our zippers as well. 


Our cotton inner layers also permit us to make our covers removable wherever we can. 


Certified cotton also is an economic and durable choice as an outer upholstery fabric that can be easily washed.

Silk - fabric of royalty.

Silk is a natural protein fiber, obtained from the cocoons of the larvae of the mulberry silkworm. 


The shimmering appearance of silk is due to the triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre, which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colors.


We use sparely, you can find it in our luxury cushions.

Wool - ultra soft and flame resistant.

We love wool for our padding layers, where we use it to give structure or to divide layers. Wool absorbs sound, and has natural resistance to flames, which makes it a material of predilection for high risk environments such as airplanes and trains.

Leather - yes, but chrome free, sustainable and European.

We work only with leather that is made by vegetal and chrome free mineral tanning. Our producer works with hides that are left over from food production and has a certified waste water purification cycle and a sustainably certified production.


Like this, we can propose an extremely durable and antiallergic material - to those who like leather.

Felt, Jute, Metal springs

Recycled cotton felt

To protect the latex cells from dust and damage, we apply an extra layer of recycled cotton felt on top of our inner padding.


Apart from the protection, this layer will also provide a firmer feel and keep the relatively wobbly latex foam compact and in shape. 


Furthermore this cotton felt layer will also support the final textile cover to run smoothly and not produce any creases or folds..

Jute - strong and so much better than plastic.

We use jute belts to support our base padding and provide structure on the wooden frames. 


It also serves as an interlining fabric, to provide a connecting material between the sofa frame and the latex foam. 


Jute is a vegetable textile fiber obtained from the bark of plant stems. It is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. It has a high tensile strength and a low extensibility rate, and it provides a high-level transpiration to the product.

Steel instead of plastic.

Our sofas metal parts are made of untreated or polished steel. High resistance and complete reusability in case of recycling are its prime features. 


We use steel in details such as the springs that are under the padding and our zippers.


All staples employed throughout the production process are made of this material as well.

Gold, Silver, Brass

Sparkle and glow, but naturally.

For certain finishings, we work with precious metals. For example our Enrica bookshelf is covered in 24karat gold. 


We also use silver and brass, for example for sofa feet or in our small dzen coffeetables. 


Our precious metals are applied by galvanisation. This process involves electroplating, that is, running a current of electricity through a saline/precious metal solution. Thus a very thin layer is applied to a steel or iron object. 

Supply control

It’s all about the people

We care deeply about what goes into our sofas. And we found, that all in all, it is best to work with partners in our vicinity. 


Our Latex, Textiles, Threads, Wood, and metal parts are all sourced in Italy, and most of those even within a 10 km radius around our village Lentate, in the Brianza region between Milano and lovely lake Como.

We know all of our suppliers personally. 

We come round and meet them, check up on them and we make sure they use materials with the ecological certifications we require.

We prefer to buy locally.

We also prefer the local option for another reason. Not only does it ensure control of what we put into the product, but it also keeps our carbon footprint as low as possible. 

Independent certification

Our sustainability is independently checked.

The Forest Stewardship Council and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification ensure that the products contain wood from responsibly harvested and verified forests that meet FSC demanding environmental, social and economical standards.


We use only timbers of European ash, spruce and beech trees with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certification. 


The lumber only comes from forests where the collection is guaranteed and controlled.


FSC is actively engaged in promoting a responsible use of the territory and the continuous reforestation of the collecting areas.


The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for raw textile materials, intermediate and final products thoroughly verified at each production stage. 

We use only 100% natural textiles that are awarded the Oeko-Tex standard and certification and that are 100% plastic free, such as 100% Cotton, Linen, and Silk. 

For a healthy indoor climate it is important that products used indoors have very low emissions and comply with the official European E1 norm (EN 717-1). 


All our wooden compounds meet this standard, while several of them even comply with E0, the strictest (unofficial) emission class available.

100% natural latex is distilled from Hevea plants and possesses extraordinary antibacterial properties and also a higher specific gravity and lift than polyurethane foam.


It provides the advantage of having softness, flexibility and transpiration at the same time. All of our latex is certified with the Euro Latex label.

Our sofas are made with real goose feathers, a light, insulating material capable of maintaining a stable body temperature.


All our feathers are certified with the RDS (Responsible Down Standard) certificate and cruelty free.


On request, any feathers can be replaced by wool padding, to obtain a completely vegan product.

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