Touch Sideboard is part of the Touch Collection designed by Studioilse for Zanat. The special quality of these products lies in the hand-carved surfaces that engage our instinctive impulse to feel something and reflect our hunger for more tactile surroundings in the digital age. The carvings on the sideboard take three man-days to execute and – since the craftsmen carve the pieces at random, without drawings – each piece is unique as no two carved surfaces will ever look the same. The sideboard comes in three and four-door versions and can be mounted on 42cm or 28cm X-shaped wood or cast bronze legs. Each door hides a separate storage compartment, with a removable tray-like shelf placed mid height.
All wood used in Zanat’s products comes from sustainably managed forests or private fruit orchards (walnut and cherry). FSC certificates for forest-originating wood are available upon request. Moreover, in 2021 Zanat undertook a commitment to plant three new trees for every tree we used to produce our products.
Color variations and small healthy knots in wood are indications of material authenticity and cannot be considered a defect. Wood is a hygroscopic material which absorbs and sheds moisture to adopt to the humidity of the environment in which it is placed and it expands or shrinks as a consequence. To minimize checking and cracking, all Zanat products should be kept indoors (outdoors use is OK if protected from precipitation and direct sunlight) and air humidity should not be less than 40% or more than 70%.