Tärnsjö Garveri produces 700,000 square feet per year of the finest leather imaginable, exclusively using the vegetable tanning method and hides from Swedish farms. The business has been run in the same place in Tärnsjö since 1873. The production methods have undergone change and modernisation, but the craftsmanship lives on and has been passed down from generation to generation.
Today, just under 5% of all leather worldwide is produced according to the traditional vegetable tanning method. Most of it is produced using the more time- and cost-efficient chrome tanning method instead. With the greatest respect for both the product and nature, Tärnsjö Garveri has, however, chosen exclusively to vegetable tan with bark extract since 1988.
The seats, backs and upholstery for VERK’s chairs and armchairs are produced at Tärnsjö Garveri.
Chair, design David Ericsson. Made exclusively of solid Swedish oak or birch. Choice of three seats: solid oak or birch; smooth, vegetable tanned Swedish leather, or woven leather. The leather seats are self-supporting, replaceable and can be tightened gradually. Integrated furniture pads made of ecologically tanned, Swedish leather. Can be purchased untreated or treated with natural linseed oil.
Armchair, design Joacim Wahlström. Made exclusively of solid Swedish oak. Seat and back in 5 mm thick, self-supporting, ecologically tanned leather. The seat and back are replaceable and can be tightened gradually. Integrated furniture pads made of ecologically tanned, Swedish leather. Can be purchased untreated or treated with natural linseed oil.
Trienna 2.0 is a development of the original armchair and has been developed in collaboration with Carl-Axels Acking’s son, Bengt Acking. The new version has a stretchable seat to better resist wear, and is made in Sweden from organic Swedish oak and traceable natural leather from Tärnsjö tannery.