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Happy Midsummer 2017

Team Timberwise wishes you all happy and relaxing Midsummer 2017! We will be relaxing and charging our batteries by celebrating the Midsummer Festival during 23. – 25.6.2017. We will be back on work again on 26.6.2017.

We would like to remind you also about the approaching maintenance break which is during 3. – 16.7.2017. During that time there will not be any production. We will start our engines again on Monday 17.7.2017. Please remember to consider this when planning your schedules and orders.

Please find below some Finnish Midsummer myths. Please note that Timberwise will not take any responsibility on this if you choose to try some :-)

1. Roll in dew
If you roll around naked in a wheat field, your future husband will appear in your life within a year. Dew was believed to have a healing effect and rolling in it was supposed to make you beautiful and healthy. Earlier, dew was even collected in cloths and pressed into bottles for the year to come.

2. Put a spell on a field
Find a four-leafed clover from the yard in the evening. Hide the clover under your shirt, next to your bosom. When the clock strikes midnight, let your hair loose and run to the field. Go around the field three times. When the person of your fancy will eat bread made out of the wheat from that specific field, he will fall in love with you.

3. Collect eight flowers
Collect eight different types of flowers from as many meadows. When going to bed, put the bouquet underneath your pillow. You will see “the one” in your dream. Flowers and plants have an important role in Midsummer celebrations. Previously, it was common to scatter tree leaves on the floors and build tree houses in the yards. Even cows were decorated with garlands, so as to secure a good year for the cattle and milk production.

4. Foresee from threads
On the day of Midsummer, go to a field of barley. Tie different coloured threads to sprouts of the exact same length. Each colour of the thread has its own meaning. For instance, black colour signifies sorrow, red – love. You can also decide the meaning of the colours yourself. The next morning, go back to see which one of the sprouts has grown the longest during the night. The colour of that thread will tell your destiny for the coming year.

5. Tie a bath whisk
Bath whisks are always made for the Midsummer sauna. They are usually made out of birch as its fresh leaves are soft and have a lovely fragrance. For your magic spell, the Midsummer bath whisk should be made out of eight different tree and flower types. After the sauna, throw the whisk on the roof of the sauna. Climb up after it and see where to the stem of the whisk points. That is the direction from which your future fiancé will come.

6. Listen to the first sound
In the wee hours of the night, climb up somewhere high – on a hill, on top of a fell or a big rock. To a place where it is easy to hear surrounding sounds. Your future husband will come from the same direction as the first sound of the morning. If you hear music, it means an approaching wedding. If you hear a child crying, it is a sign of birth.

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Face behind Timberwise – Brand Director Laura Lankinen

Face behind Timberwise – Brand Director Laura Lankinen was presented in one of the main Finnish interior magazine Deko “Good fellow” column in the June issue. This was a great honor for Laura, both in personal and professional way and we are very proud of her. Laura is the member of our family company’s family and has been working in Timberwise since the beginning.

You can check the article written by interior journalist Anna-Kaisa Huusko and photographed by Tommi Tuomi from the pages 24-27. The whole magazine is now in the shops or you can check the payable digital version from here.

Enjoy your reading moment!

New Showroom and renewed office premises

Since the product range of Timberwise has been growing continuously, last spring we had to face the fact that our showroom was utterly becoming too small. We also needed more office premises due to the increase of our personnel. Our owner and CEO Mr. Markku Mäkitalo made fast plans and decisions and already on summer 2016 the construction and renovation works started in Timberwise. At the same time we decided to update the office interior.

The constructional changes of renovation were designed by Architect Hannu Vaisto and Markku Mäkitalo. Together they planned the reorganization of the office premises and the extension upwards, when our office grew into 2 floors. To the second floor we got a spacious showroom of over 200 m2 where we can keep also trainings for bigger groups in addition to large product exhibition.

We wanted the interior renovation to reflect Timberwise’s values; quality, durability and elegance. Because of this it was natural choice for us to hire interior designer Helena Karihtala (Interior Desing Helena Karihtala) to design the renovation. Helena took into consideration the above mentioned points and our wish to use as much Timberwise products as possible. In addition we asked her to favor domestic producers when choosing furniture and lights. The end result was guaranteed Helena design –stylish, pure quality, harmonic and the colors match seamlessly! In every way beautiful and Timberwise looking.

We executed most of the renovation based to Helena’s design plan during the summer and autumn, and the rest will be executed according to the need. The first official use of new showroom was in our Christmas party for employers. And the first official house warming party was this spring with the best company when the interior media and bloggers came to visit Timberwise. We will be inviting more and more our customers and co-operators to visit our new premises. We will be giving both product training and installation training as well as offer our showroom for designers’ to visit with their customers.

In the interior we used widely Timberwise products in floors, walls and even in furniture. Cozy and clear style sofa group is from Hakola, gorgeous lights from Innolux, stylish sanitary furniture from Ido and faucets from Oras. Showroom and negotiation space chairs are from our co-operator Restatop which is a top public space furnisher. All the big windows upstairs and office windows were from local producer Domus Oy.

Timberwise thanks everyone involved in our renovation. Thank you also for photographer Ulla-Maija Lähteenmäki from our PR-Office Dream Cozy for the beautiful picture below.

Welcome to visit renewed Timberwise!

 

Happy Easter from Timberwise

Timberwise wishes Happy Easter to all the partners and customers! We hope that it will as sunny and bright as our Oak Sunshine Yellow.

We will be closed for Easter Holiday during 14. – 17.4.2017 and will be back in office again on 18th April at 8AM.

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New pictures are here!

Now they are finally here, the amazing and beautiful new pictures of Timberwise. These pictures were created by dream team Joanna Laajisto (art directing), Susanna Vento (styling) and Mikko Ryhänen (photography).

In the beginning of this year, Timberwise had 2 weeks of photo shooting in Helsinki. We photo shooted over 30 products, took over 100 pictures and here you have the result, beautiful pictures of beautiful floors created by such a professional dream team.

Naturally the project started already well before during last year, when Joanna and Susanna went through the products to be photographed with Timberwise, decided the styles and overall needs for each product. After that there was producing the material, searching for the locations and props, building the sets and taking the pictures.

This was a huge project for Timberwise since in numbers it looks like this:

Enormous amount of designing and planning hours, prepping and working beforehand,  10 photo shooting days, 3 different locations, 90 hours of building, installing and photoshooting, 31 floors, 500 m2 of parquet and monumental amount of props. 

We thank from our heart following companies for co-operation:  Ikea, Svanefors, Familon, Polish Design, Ellos, Roots Living, Adea, Westerberg, Finnish Design Shop, Menu, Flos, Stockmann, Lokal, Plootu, Tikkurila, IMG Interiors.

For the photo shooting locations we thank Nougat Showroom, Studio Liisa Valonen and Susanna Vento.

We thank everyone who made this possible for us!

Pine parquet removed from product range

TIMBERWISE REMOVES PINE PARQUET FROM ITS PRODUCT RANGE. Due to the long time continued lack of demand for Pine parquet Timberwise has decided to remove Pine products from its product range. The removal will be immediate.

We have removed the Pine products and information from our webpages and it will not be in our new brochure and price list which will be out during this spring. Naturally the old brochures and price lists still have it, but we have informed our retailers to take the samples out and to inform their customers about the product removal.

For the soft wood customers we recommend Larch products. Timberwise will launch new treatments for larch during year 2017. Larch is also more durable and harder than pine. Larch parquets will have wider color range from where to choose. More information about Larch product you can find from our web pages.

Happy New Year 2017!

Team Timberwise wishes everyone Happy and Prosperous New Year 2017! 

We will return to work on 2nd January 2017 again. Lets make the new year great together!

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Timberwise wishes Merry Christmas

Timberwise will be celebrating Christmas and Holiday Season starting from the 22nd December 2016 at 2 PM. We will return to work on 2nd January 2017 at 8 AM.

Team Timberwise wants to thank all of our co-operators and customers for the past year. We wish you all Happy Holiday Season, Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year 2017!

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Timberwise summer time schedule

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Timberwise office will be serving its customers throughout the whole summer, but our production will have a two week maintenance break at the end of July. During these weeks we will be delivering goods limitedly from the factory.

Maintenance break will be during 18. – 31.7.2016 (weeks 29 – 30)

We ask you to consider this when planning your schedules and orders. Our delivery time currently is approx. 2-3 weeks from the order (standard products). During and just before the maintenance break it is good to check the delivery time separately from the factory.

You can reach us during the whole summer from +358 2 7636420 or info@timberwise.fi

 

Timberwise wooden floors in Vitra & Artek Showroom

Timberwise is the floor supplier of wooden floors to Vitra & Artek showroom in Tokyo, Japan. This is such an honor for us and we appreciate it very much.

The showroom is working as Vitra & Artek office as well and the customers and designers visit them daily. We are extremely proud of them seeing the Finnish Timberwise quality wooden floor in the showroom office! This is very valuable public space reference for us.

The Vitra & Artek Showroom project in Japan was taken care by our Japanese importer AD World which is specialized in wooden floors and interior materials. The showroom office floor is Timberwise oak parquet Vintage RUKA, sanded wax oiled.

Bright colors from Timberwise

The oak parquet PINK we launched last year was just a beginning! We have now launched more bright colors from Timberwise to our oak parquets. We have both lovely bright colors as well as beautiful shades. With these only the imagination is the limit.

These delicious bright colors give one the opportunity to cheer up for example children rooms, living rooms or studies at home. Or in the public spaces like restaurants, stores, offices, hotels one can brighten up or separate spaces from each other with these colors. And no one is limiting the use of these only to floors! Our oak parquets can be installed to the wall as well, or even to the ceiling. We can also tailor colors to projects, so almost everything is possible. Even though the color is covering the brushing of the surface brings the wood grain visible keeping the outlook of a wooden floor.

May we present the Spring 2016 novelty bright colors (click the picture bigger):

All the novelty colors are brushed and matte lacquered. Above are only some of our novelty colors, since we have been busy. So there are more colors to come and do remember also the possibility of tailoring colors for projects. The novelty products will be presented by our retailers during the spring – summer 2016, until then you may order the sample pieces directly from the e-mail: info@timberwise.fi

Follow us in our social media and see what next that we come up is 😉

Happy Easter from Timberwise

Team Timberwise wishes happy and relaxing Easter time to everyone!

Timberwise will be on Easter holiday during 25. – 28.3.2016. Back in office again on Tuesday 29.3.2016.

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Timbewise 2016 Novelty Oak SUNSHINE YELLOW, brushed matte lacquered in the picture.

Merry Christmas from Timberwise

Team Timberwise wishes Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 to all of our customers, partners and co-operators!

We thank you for the past year and wish you prosperous coming year.

We will be on Christmas holiday during 24.12.2015 – 6.1.2016, and will be back on duty again on 7.1.2016. Our office has a phone service during 28. – 31.12.2015 and you can reach us from +358 2 7636420.

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Team Timberwise presents

Team Timberwise presents

May we present you our Team Timberwise Customer Service / Office. With this team we serve you customers every day, and we do our best to help you with all and any parquet flooring issues.

We can provide you service with following languages: Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Russian, French and Spanish.

Our Export Sales Assistant Sari Rauhala’s picture and information will be updated here later.

Our contact information you can find from here.

Team Timberwise – how may we help you?

Markku Mäkitalo - Perustaja, omistaja ja toimitusjohtaja

Markku Mäkitalo – Founder, Owner, CEO/President

 Artem Kansin - Myyntijohtaja

Artem Kansin – VP, Sales Director

Laura Lankinen - Markkinointipäällikkö

Laura Lankinen – Business Development Manager, Marketing Manager

Jorma Rajala - Avainasiakaspäällikkö  Skandinavia ja Saksankieliset markkinat

Jorma Rajala – Key Accoung Manager, Scandinavia and German Speaking countries

Mikko Varjokorpi - Aluemyyjä Länsi-, Itä. ja Pohjois-Suomi

Mikko Varjokorpi – Domestic Sales

Tuomas Ahokallio -  Aluemyyjä Etelä- ja Kaakkois-Suomi

Tuomas Ahokallio – Domestic Sales

Elena Järvinen - Myyntiassistentti kotimaa, venäjänkieliset alueet

Elena Järvinen – Domestic Sales Assistant and Russian speaking countries

Juho Konkka - Asiakaspalvelu ja laskutus

Juho Konkka – Customer Service and Invoicing

Seija Saari - Ostoreskontra

Seija Saari – Invoices

Petri Jalo - Käyttöpäällikkö

Petri Jalo – Production and Maintenance

Keijo Puhakka - Tuotannonsuunnittelu

Keijo Puhakka – Production planning

Marko Mäkilä - Varasto, lähetykset, asennukset

Marko Mäkilä – Warehouse, deliveries and installation

Jussi Mulari - Kunnossapito

Jussi Mulari – Maintenance

 

 

Happy Father’s day

Timberwise wishes on 8th November 2015 Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers around the world!

“Some Super heroes don’t have capes… They are called DAD!”

Wishes Team Timberwise

Timberwise in Friedrichshafen Messe

Timberwise und Waidelich Parkett werden, wie in den Jahren zuvor, auch 2015 wieder mit einem Stand auf der Messe Haus Bau Energie in Friedrichshafen vertreten sein. Sie finden uns an Stand Nr. 410.

Gerne begrüßen wir Sie auch in unserem Showroom in Konstanz, Kreuzlinger Str. 4. Hier präsentieren wir in unserer Ausstellung über 60 verschiedene Holzoberflächen.

Wir freuen auf Ihren Besuch!

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Timberwise wooden floors in Wallpaper magazine

Timberwise has been honored by having its flooring shown in world widely appreciated WALLPAPER magazine! This is such an honor for us and we are very proud of it.

The Wallpaper Magazine’s journalist Sujata Burman visited the Signals exhibition by trend analyst Susanna Björklund in September in Helsinki and made an article about her visit to the magazine. Timberwise produced, provided and installed all the floors to the Signal exhibition, and are nicely shown in the pics. We thank Susanna about our co-operation and will definitively continue the good work with her.

From the below you can read the article from Wallpaper Magazine and Susanna’s greetings for us who were part of the exhibition.

Read the article from here: http://www.wallpaper.com/design/societal-design-susanna-bjrklunds-inaugural-signals-installation-at-habitare 

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Oak Handwashed HUSKY, brushed matte lacquered floor in In Between space

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Oak Classic NORDIC, brushed hard wax oiled floor in Simplify space

 

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Oak Handwashed CARBON WHITE, brushed matte lacquered floor in Positive Psychology space

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Oak WENGE, brushed matte lacquered floor in Deep space

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Our beautiful Design parquet Oak Herringbone LIGHT YLLÄS, sanded matte lacquered in the Lounge area

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Timberwise finalist in Good Design 2015

Timberwise has been honored with finalist title in the prospected Good Design 2015 competition in Poland. Our novelty 2015 product Oak parquet Handwashed HUSKY, brushed matte lacquered has been chosen as a finalist in the category “New Production Materials”.

The Good Design Competition is a nationwide design competition held annually by the Institute of Industrial Design (Instytut Wzornictwa Przemysłowego, IWP). The Competition awards well-designed products of different purpose: from broadly defined household equipment, working environment and public space, means of transport to services, new materials, graphic design and packaging. After the pre-selection process, the products undergo a two-stage design evaluation: by the IWP expert team and afterwards by the international and multidisciplinary jury. Products nominated for the Final Stage are presented on the Good Design Exhibition held at the IWP premises during 22. – 29.10.2015.

Timberwise may thank its active partner Lares Sp. J. E i M. Szyszkowscy in Poland who signed up our product into this competition.

More information about the competition you may find from here: http://www.iwp.com.pl/projects_good_design

Let us mention some of the “modest” finalists/winners from the previous years: Mazda, Samsung, Giant Electrolux, BoConcept Siemens, Hansgrohe and BMW.

Let us all wish our product Oak parquet Handwashed HUSKY a good luck and success in the Good Design 2015 Competition! The winners are announced in the Final Gala after the Good Design Exhibition.

 

Team Timberwise wishes Happy Midsummer Festival to everyone!

Team Timberwise will be celebrating the Midsummer Festival during 19.-21.6.2015 and wants to wish you all a Happy Midsummer Festival. We will be back in office on 22.6.2015. From below you may read some facts and myths about the Finnish Midsummer.

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Before 1316 the summer solstice was called Ukon juhla (“Ukko’s celebration”) after the Finnish god Ukko. In Karelian tradition, many bonfires were burned side by side, the biggest of which was called Ukko-kokko (the “Old Man Bonfire”; the prefix ukko- is used in Finnish to denote notable or particularly large objects or entities). After the celebrations were Christianized, the holiday became known as juhannus after John the Baptist (Finnish: Johannes Kastaja).

Since 1955, the holiday has always been on a Saturday (between June 20 and June 26). Earlier it was always on June 24. Many of the celebrations of midsummer take place on Midsummer Eve, when many workplaces are closed and shops must close their doors at noon.

In the Finnish midsummer celebration, bonfires (Finnish kokko) are very common and are burned at lakesides and by the sea. Often branches from birch trees (koivu) are placed on both side of the front door to welcome visitors. Swedish-speaking Finns often celebrate by erecting a midsummer or maypole (Swedish midsommarstång, majstång). Some Finland Swedes call the holiday Johannes after the Finnish term juhannus – or more accurately after the Biblical John the Baptist (=”Johannes Döparen” in Swedish).

In folk magic, midsummer was a very potent night and the time for many small rituals, mostly for young maidens seeking suitors and fertility. Will-o’-the-wisps were believed to appear at midsummer night, particularly to finders of the mythical “fern in bloom” and possessors of the “fern seed”, marking a treasure. In the old days, maidens would use special charms and bend over a well, naked, in order to see their future husband’s reflection. In another tradition that continues still today, an unmarried woman collects seven different flowers and places them under her pillow to dream of her future husband.

An important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun. Because of Finland’s location spanning around the Arctic Circle the nights near the Midsummer Day are short or non-existent. This gives a great contrast to the darkness of the winter time. The temperature can vary between 0 °C and +30 °C, with an average of about +20 °C in the South.

Many Finns leave the cities for Midsummer and spend time in the countryside. Nowadays many spend a few days there, and some Finns take their whole vacation in a cottage. Rituals include bonfires, cookouts, a sauna and spending time together. Heavy drinking is also associated with the Finnish midsummer.

Many music festivals of all sizes are organized on the Midsummer weekend. It is also common to start summer holidays on Midsummer Day. For many families the Midsummer is the time when they move to the countryside to their summer cottage by the sea or lake. Midsummer is also a Finnish Flag Day where the flag is hoisted at 6 pm on Midsummer’s Eve and flown all night till 9 pm the following evening. Finnish Canadians in the New Finland district, Saskatchewan, Canada celebrate Juhannus.

 

Timberwise’s 2015 summer time schedule

Dear Timberwise partner and customer, we would like to inform you that Timberwise will have 2 week maintenance break during 29.6. – 12.7.2015 (weeks 27-28). During this time we can supply only limitedly from the stock. We hope that you will consider this when planning your schedules and orders. Our office will be serving you through out the whole summer.

Team Timberwise wishes great summer time to its partners!

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