The story behind our material

The charm of nature can be seen as the battle between perfection and imperfection. A tree for example, can survive all types of weather conditions, but adverse circumstances can leave their mark. We use this aspect of wood, embracing the imperfections that we believe give each tree its specific character and reflect its strength. The unique identity of each tree is the beginning of our design!

The designs of QLIV employ oak from France and Belgium. The wood comes from regional production forests that go far back in time. In the deciduous forests of these regions the knowledge and skills of the forestry sector dates back to the 16th and 17th century and responsible logging has been practiced for hundreds of years. Thus employment has been perpetually guaranteed. Since the 19th century the forest cover in Wallonia almost doubled and still strongly continues to expand. France was the first country in the world with a sustainable forest policy.