More room

Silva can be hung up to prevent the board or tray from sliding or falling and taking up space on the table. Jacob Leth-Espensen has designed a special hook for this purpose with a conical design that ensures no contact with the wall for perfect air drying after washing.

Light Nordic tones

Silva is made from ash, the ancient Danish wood that is known for its characteristic veins and beautiful bright appearance. Silva is also available in classic oak.

Proud as a king

Nordic mythology tells us that the first of our kind – Ask and Embla, the man and woman – were born from the ash and the elm. The ash tree, Yggdrasil, is also part of the story as the tree of the world that spreads its branches out across the world. Ash wood is both elastic and tough, even stronger than oak. This is why in ancient times it was used for Viking ships, as shafts for axes and shovels, carts, ladders, spears and bows. Today, ash wood is used for sporting gear, skis, golf clubs, furniture and, of course, for Silva. The ash tree has been part of Danish nature for the last 9,200 years and is considered to be one of the most valuable types of wood in our forests. It can grow to a height of up to 40 metres, soaring above the other trees. The Latin name of the species, excelsior, means “The one who rises above all others”. You cannot help being impressed by this tall, upright tree. Proud as a king.

Proud as a king

Nordic mythology tells us that the first of our kind – Ask and Embla, the man and woman – were born from the ash and the elm. The ash tree, Yggdrasil, is also part of the story as the tree of the world that spreads its branches out across the world. Ash wood is both elastic and tough, even stronger than oak. This is why in ancient times it was used for Viking ships, as shafts for axes and shovels, carts, ladders, spears and bows. Today, ash wood is used for sporting gear, skis, golf clubs, furniture and, of course, for Silva. The ash tree has been part of Danish nature for the last 9,200 years and is considered to be one of the most valuable types of wood in our forests. It can grow to a height of up to 40 metres, soaring above the other trees. The Latin name of the species, excelsior, means “The one who rises above all others”. You cannot help being impressed by this tall, upright tree. Proud as a king.


Meet the designer behind Silva!

Jacob Leth-Espensen, an awardwinning Danish designer, is the man behind Silva (the Latin word for wood) for Zone Denmark. The series is based on Scandinavian design
traditions with a preference for clear lines, a simple expression and Old Nordic materials such as ash and oak.

See the designer journal

 


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