Untreated Veneer


Fritz Hansen uses a variety of wood species, mainly oak, maple, beech, cherry, teak and ash, each with their own natural characteristics in terms of colour, grain and hardness. Our wood is sourced responsibly in the highest quality, without defects including knots, sap or cracks.

Veneer is a thin layer of hardwood bonded to a surface concealed underneath. It displays the beautiful and natural veining of the wood. A natural material, the colour and grain may vary from one furniture piece to another, although we take care to craft with veneer that is similar in appearance.


As the wood is untreated, it may be affected by grease and colorants. For this reason, we recommend saturating the wood with soap or a suitable furniture oil to make it more resistant. If you wish to use soap or oil, use a suitable product. Be aware that the wood will change colour when applying soap or oil.


The wood comes with no finish. If you choose not to treat it with soap or oil, use a suitable cleaning agent for wood.


Never use abrasive cleaners including steel wool and polish.