Red Dot Award Winner, the Neva Light Chair is elegant and classic in design which features sensual and fluid form expressed through soft, angular edges and transitions. Besides the ergonomics, its delicate surfaces invite additional tactile exploration. Supremely thin and light with meticulous hand-finishing from experienced craftsmen. The seat can be ordered in solid timber, or upholstered with leather or fabric. The Neva Chair has featured in numerous international projects.
Artisan only uses solid wood from renewable resources in their 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.
Artisan insists 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
For our full range of materials and finishes, please visit our showroom or contact us on 1800 181 558.
European Walnut, Natural Oil
American Walnut, Natural Oil
European Oak, Natural Oil
Light Grey 0133
Dark Grey 0383
Mushroom 9007 – R1
Black 301 – R2
Tan 91 – R3
Artisan treats walnut, cherry and elm wood only with superheated steam to reach an ideal colour with an accentuated texture without jeopardising the structure and ecological values of the wood. The wood is covered, ventilated in storage facilities at carefully selected geographic locations best suited for natural drying until a critical moisture level is reached- appropriate for the continued drying in computer-controlled chambers using state-of-the-art wood drying software.
What follows next is the selection of wood from the storage facility and its cutting to the desired lengths and widths, machine processing and gluing into boards, drying and acclimatization. The wood is then prepared for assembling the end product, the cutting and cropping of the completed boards or elements through the use of a 5-axis Homag CNC machine.
The final production stages are assembling and finishing work. The use of natural oils, soaps, wax and varnish substances (or the combination of them) on dried wood ensures a longer lifespan, preserves its naturalness and improves the visual wood features – colour, texture, etc.
“The final step that makes each piece of furniture unique.
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.
WGU Design is a family-owned business which was founded in 2011 and built on the inspiration of a second-generation furniture maker and upholsterer. Eric says “ I grew up helping my father build things, and spent my early years around furniture. I grew to appreciate well put together pieces using sustainable wood, there is really nothing like a piece that has been handmade with care and attention to detail- a machine can’t replicate it”.
Eric’s keen eye for design and craftsmanship led him to brands such as Cane-Line and Menu, in response to the growing demand from both the industry and retail customers for high-end quality, designer furniture WGU Design opened its first Melbourne showroom In 2017. The success of the showroom has led to WGU Design being made a Flagship partner with Cane-Line, the only Flagship partner outside of Europe.
2018 has seen Erics’ wife Kelly join the business, with her background as a State Visual Merchandising Manager she brings another sharp eye for design and detail, both in sourcing furniture pieces and the showroom displays. Kelly says “ It’s been great to finally be able to join Eric in the business, my inspiration comes from his enthusiasm and good design pieces we come across in everyday life. We have completed a new fit-out for the showroom, where we draw on nature and places that inspire us”.
Believing that good design has an important role in the lives of their clients, they are constantly sourcing pieces that are not only beautiful but of the highest quality. Up until recently, WGU had specialised in designer outdoor furniture however, finding that both customers and industry professionals were wanting beautiful indoor pieces led them to the brand Artisan. Eric says “we are so excited to be able to showcase Artisan’s exceptional pieces, we took our time to source the right brand because not only do our clients demand quality we do also”.