Umato oak heartwood

Full of character just like old oak planks

For manufacturing our Umato heartwood oak surfaces, planks of wood are first selected from the heartwood area of the oak trunk. These heartwood planks depict typical characteristics, e.g. heartwood splits and splay knots. The assorted products are then stored before drying for several days in a special chamber where they pass through a smoking process. During this process, the wood is solid coloured and as a result, it gains an even dark colouring. The character of old oak logs emerges.

We treat the surface of the different types of wood with particular techniques (schematic representation).

Light irradiation
Oak heartwood is a traditional furniture wood. Umato oak heartwood gets slightly lighter with age. This is hardly noticeable because the change happens so slowly.

Treatment that is specific to the wood
Two layers of very matt UV water-based paint are applied to the intensively brushed wood. The surface is sanded down after every procedure. Wax is applied as the last layer.


Natural unique furniture
Caya is characterised by a successful combination of end grain applications with their individual cracks/features as well as a naturally elegant design.


For us, sustainability does not start with production, but as early as in the development of ideas for new collections. Unique pieces can only be created by focusing on durability and a timeless design.

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