"If I had to choose one material, I think it would've to be wood - even though I love stone, metal and textiles just as much. Wood is a material that lasts forever, and the more you use it and let it age over time, the more beautiful it will become. Every dining table I have ever owned has been made of antique wood, and I love the traces of past times you can see on the surface - stains from dinners enjoyed, glass rings soaked into the surface, and bumps and scratches that have been softened by the passage of time. Wood is one of the only materials that ages this well -unlike many materials, it just looks better and better the more it used."

Hans Blomquist