We love wood because we have known it our entire life. From the forest we played in as children, to the calling to which we have dedicated our adulthood.
Because we love wood, we want to share this love with you by producing furniture for people who share our passion for wood and top quality furniture.
Because we love wood, we collaborate with the best regional and global designers who are familiar with our technological advantages and who know how to convey the expertise into a vision that is worthy of this precious material.
Because we love wood, our main production tools are the hands of our artisans, masters who daily turn designers’ visions into unique handicraft.
Wood and life are inextricably connected, and wood is literally life to us. Therefore, we use solid wood from renewable resources in our production, only environmentally-friendly materials for treatment, natural oils and wax that emphasize the luxurious and organic beauty of wood texture and that enable it to "breathe" naturally. This emphasizes the natural colour diversity, while the use of harmful chemical substances for wood treatment is avoided by using vinyl-based glue.
We insist that, at the end of the production process, the furniture that adorns your living environment is as natural as the wood from which it has originated.
We give our wood only into the hands of those designers who share our love of wood. Our plant and our artisans are equipped and trained to offer designers as much freedom and options as possible in order for them to realize their vision.
Further more we encourage the designers to create each piece with their own artistic signature insisting that every such piece is worthy of the precious material it was made from, thus conveying our philosophy of love of wood.
In 2009 we founded the company ARTECO Wood Technology Center with the idea to make the company the driving force of a new movement in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s wood industry. The wood industry has always been B-H’s leading industry, but primarily due to the export of raw material. As a unique technological centre for the wood-processing industry, Arteco aims to reverse this trend, providing infrastructure and expertise in design, prototype production, work on state-of-the-art CAD machinery, woodwork machinery, finishing, preparation, raw material drying and help in the export of final wood-processing products. The company was set up in collaboration with the Excellence in Innovation project, supported by the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Hands are our basic equipment and the control point in our woodwork. From a tree to a chair, our wood travels from the hands of one artisan to another. Wood selection, its preparation for production, rough processing and assembling, finishing and protection... at every moment their sharp eye and infallible touch guarantee an individual approach that results in a top quality product or, more precisely, handicraft.
While you’re sitting on an Artisan chair or at a table, or lying on an Artisan bed ... be sure that each of your Artisan products was manually processed, assembled and protected.