"Our tables tell nature’s story."
After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 disrupted their plans for the future, twin brothers David and Clemens Theil began crafting wooden tables from planks in their garage. In September 2020, they founded the company "Oakbrother," and in 2021, they relocated to an abandoned carpentry workshop in Burgdorf, near Hannover where they create unique solid wood pieces such as dining and coffee tables, as well as shelves.4 Aug 2023
"Our aspiration is to showcase the natural beauty of nature in our products and ignite people's enthusiasm," the brothers describe as they elucidate their guiding principle and passion for their company.
The duo not only prioritizes the beauty of nature in their one-of-a-kind creations but also focus on sustainability as a major aspect. No trees are felled for their creations since they exclusively use deadwood from the region – tree trunks that have fallen naturally or needed to be felled.. In the long run, Oakbrother even plans to take it a step further by precisely mapping the exact origin of the woods they use for their tables. "Our approach involves crafting furniture from local woods with known origins and history. This enables our customers to establish a deeper connection to their furniture. Ultimately, you will know precisely which forest the tree originally comes from, providing your table with an unmistakable link to its Lower Saxony roots."
Having already displayed Clemens Theil's first piece at the infa exhibition, Oakbrother had the opportunity to showcase their work at the first infa exhibition after the COVID-19 pandemic in 2022.