Why do we make walnut furniture?
Noyer’s most frequently asked question is “why do you only make furniture in walnut?”
There are a number of reasons for this, therefore we have chosen to let Janus and Nikolaj say a few things about why they decided to use walnut when designing furniture, and why they have stuck exclusively to this type of wood.
“One of the advantages of using walnut wood to make furniture is the dimensional stability of this type of wood. We make furniture that lasts longer than its owners, and therefore we need a type of wood that remains in the shape in which we assembled it in. For this, walnut is extremely good and reliable. This type of wood has also been called “gun wood” due to it being used to make rifle butts for centuries, because of its dimensional stability.”
“Walnut is the most beautiful type of wood that exists. The veins are exceptionally beautiful – partly due to its many knots. In the wood around the knots, the veins are extremely alive and exciting to look at – and then we work around the fact that it is a hard job to create furniture without the knots being present.”
“The color of the walnut is dark and deep, which for us radiates exclusivity. There are a huge number of fascinating types of wood, but the color of walnut cannot be compared to any other kind.”
“One of the advantages of making furniture in walnut, is that walnut provides the opportunity to create a fascinating finish. The wood can be polished in a way which almost gives it a porcelain-like feeling on the surface. This gives a bold contrast to the vein drawings. The surprise on people’s faces when they run a hand over the edge of a table is clear every single time.”
“As with all wooden furniture, they patinate with time and use. Walnut wood patinates exceedingly beautifully, as the glow becomes even more vivid and deep as time goes by.”