Wood is one of the most commonly used materials in the world. Wooden furniture creates a sense of warmth, finesse, and comfort within a space.
Above all, wood combines its natural, aesthetic appeal with structural integrity and long-lasting wear.
Each type of wood has its own unique characteristics that add different degrees of warmth, emphasis, and beauty to its surrounding decor. The way the wood is cut—in combination with the way a piece is made—can also dramatically alter the overall look and feel.
In recent times, we have made the shift to using FSC-certified wood across our furniture pieces. The Forest Stewardship Council (or FSC) is an international, non-profit organisation that sets standards to ensure forestry is practised in an environmentally responsible and socially beneficial way.
FSC helps to protect forests from deforestation and therefore the animals and ecosystems within. By using FSC-certified material, we know the wood in our furniture comes from well-managed forests and originates from sustainable and legal sources. It also ensures the people who work within the entire supply chain are treated fairly and ethically.
American white oak
American white oak is a medium hardwood with consistent colouring and an attractive grain. It is known for its strength and durability.
At Città, we use both solid oak and oak veneer. Each piece is either finished with a clear, matte PU-lacquer or painted in a solid colour with the natural grain depth visible.
American walnut is a tough hardwood of medium density. It has a fine, open grain that is generally straight, although it can be irregular. Colour can vary—even across the same board—from lighter sapwood to deep chocolate-brown heartwood.
Città furniture uses both solid walnut and walnut veneer. Each piece is either finished with a clear, matte PU-lacquer or painted in a solid colour with the natural grain depth visible.
Discover the difference: veneer & solid wood
Both types of materials and production techniques have been used for centuries. A common misconception is solid wood furniture is of better quality than veneered pieces.
Each material has its advantages and disadvantages—in terms of practicality, functionality, and longevity, as well as appearance. Several factors are considered when choosing to use solid or veneer wood such as how the piece of furniture has been designed and its intended use. Often, a combination of materials works best.