Our product philosophy
We consider even the smallest details so our customers don’t have to. Every step of the process is delivered according to our values and convictions – that’s why we work with a small distribution cycle, and ship directly from our family-run workshop in Indonesia to our customers.
No intermediates, no one in between.
We are committed to producing furniture that we’re proud to put our name to, which is why every Heaps & Woods piece you see is artisanally produced in limited quantities, giving our craftspeople time to complete their intricate processes at the slowed-down pace necessary for perfecting the finer details. All our furniture is made from premium quality wood, whether it be recycled or taken from sustainably managed forests across the Indonesian archipelago.
Our artisans and suppliers are paid justly and we do our utmost to ensure minimal waste by rejecting industrially made elements such as joints and nails where possible. It’s important to us that our products are timeless, and will be treasured in homes for years to come. We design each piece in a way that takes influence from classic design maestros while still progressing towards products that feel right for the future. This means considering product functionality with the same weight as aesthetic beauty.
Ubiquitous to Indonesia, rattan is a sustainable material sourced from numerous species of palm trees natural to South-East Asia. Like our teak wood, we select A grade quality for its strength and durability. Our weavers dry the reeds with a traditional burning technique, then shape them into inserts and details that are the signature of the Heaps & Woods collection.
Recycled paper rope
Called ‘Loom’ in Indonesia, recycled paper fibre enhances our designs with an attractive, robust texture. Ours is sourced through a local business that collects used newspapers. They are then stripped of their print, cut into strips, then hand-twisted into durable lengths of rope that we use to create chair seats and backs, bedheads, and room dividers.
Bali is full of hidden treasures. Heaps & Woods actively seek out pieces of wood for reuse. Wooden beams, doors from traditional Javanese ‘Joglo’ homes carry unique grains, markings and ancient memories that live in our special recycled wood pieces.
The forests that blanket Indonesia produce the largest volume of teak in the world. Heaps & Woods select Grade A quality timber from sustainably managed plantations that carry the ‘Indonesian Legal Wood’ certification that protects them against illegal logging and deforestation. We are conscious of the quantities we buy, and strive to avoid waste of this precious resource.