UMI - Limited edition
A new combination
We have chosen to make the UMI series’ two benches in a very special version with oak legs and hemp webbing, and right now you will get the two benches at a reduced price. The UMI series is already available in two variants – oak with linen webbing and wild ash wood with hemp webbing – and this limited edition variant is a combination of the two. We have tested the hemp webbing in combination with the oak legs which is usually made with linen, and you can therefore save 20% on the two benches in the new variant right now.
There is a very limited number of both the big and the small bench, so hurry up!
A piece of furniture for every room
The versatile UMI series is created by Norwegian designer Jennifer Cena. The newest member of the UMI series are the limited edition benches in oak with hemp webbing. The series has strong references to the nature, with its simple and Nordic feel. Hence the name UMI, which means sea in Japanese. These thoughts have led to a range of aesthetic seating furniture, produced in FSC-certified tree. The key words for the UMI series are simplicity and functionality.
The UMI limited edition is available in matt lacquered oak. The water-based lacquer is used to maintain a good indoor climate and to reduce the impact on the environment. The lacquer helps to keep the furniture beautiful without the need for additional care.
Hemp are used for the webbing seats on the UMI limited edition benches. When one thinks of hemp, one often thinks of the forbidden euphoric substance. But it is not the same type used in furniture production. This is a type of hemp that does not have an intoxicating effect and can grow in the north without the use of pesticides and without the need for irrigation.
The webbing on the UMI limited edition is made of untreated natural material designed to patinate beautifully and naturally over time. Should you spill on it, the stain will become smaller over time, lighten and possibly disappear completely. The best thing to do is remove as much of the liquid as possible with a hard-wrung, soft cloth. Be careful not to rub the liquid further into the braid, but just dab gently on the exposed area. Take one field at a time and avoid cleaning parts of the field as it can leave marks. Use some mild detergent mixed with water for cleaning, and avoid too much water, as this can also leave marks.
The light webbing seats can be discolored by brightly colored fabrics, such as a pair of new denim pants. We recommend that you use a cushion in the seat or a blanket, if you want to avoid this completely.
Spilled liquid can damage the surface of the wood if you leave it, without wiping it off. The oak tree can easily be wiped off with a dry or hard-wrung cloth, without the need for other treatment. The furniture does not withstand water and moisture.
The UMI limited edition is made of solid FSC-certified oak. This certificate guarantees that the wood comes from responsible forestry, where animal and plant life is protected and the workers are trained and receive proper safety equipment and wages.
The hemp webbings are marked with Oeko-tex, which is one of the leading certifications without toxins. We use it to protect both you and the environment against brominated flame retardants and other unwanted and potentially harmful chemicals for the sake of you and your family. These labels demand stricter requirements than the current legislation regarding the use of substances that are harmful to your health.
The designer - Jennifer Cena
Jennifer Cena was born in 1979 and grew up in the Norwegian mountains, which gave her a very special relationship with nature. This relationship is clearly reflected in her designs, where organic forms and the natural materials are her great love.
She has a strong background from Bergen Art and Design School, where she in connection with an exhibition in Green House during the Stockholm Furniture Light Fair in 2016 developed the prototypes of the UMI series. Jennifer had already, before completing her education, a whole series of her beautiful furniture in production. This shows her ability to be present, innovative and current in her designs.