When we developed TOLKNING, we worked with experienced artisans. The result is a decorative and multi-functional series of natural fibre products that carry warmth, a unique expression and lots of character.
Simi Gauba and Kristin Pfannenschmidt are two of our product developers who are based in Vietnam and work a lot with natural fibres.
“When we created TOLKNING, we got help from skilled artisans who know the strengths and weaknesses of the material,” says Simi. “Without them, we wouldn’t be able to offer these products to our customers.”
When each natural fibre is treated right, it can be transformed into almost anything.
“We can create products that are as beautiful as functional. It’s impossible to manufacture two that look exactly the same since every natural fibre shifts in colour and texture. On the other hand, customers get something unique with lots of character,” says Kristin.
Simi says that working with natural fibres can be challenging, but that is also a part of the charm.
“The TOLKNING series reflects a heritage that is worth preserving – man and nature together and skills passed on from generation to generation. I think that’s one of the reasons why these kinds of products are so loved. They have a soul and warmth that many people like – perfect if you want to add genuine materials and natural beauty to your home.”