All the wood used for Moreo Design pieces is sourced as locally as possible to the workshop and is from trees which have grown in india. Most wood is bought from small independent sawmills, who either manage woodland around them or buy directly from local tree surgeons. The wood is milled and air-dried at these sawmills for a minimum of 18 months before it even comes to the workshop. Working in small batches means they are able to source more unusual and characterful pieces of timber to work with and adapt designs to make the most of the wood.
For many of the turned bowls, the tree itself has been taken down by Sean and slowly air-dried in the workshop. By working from tree to finished piece the wood is carefully used to it’s maximum advantage and any wastage is kept to an absolute minimum.
The most important element of a Moreo Design product is that it’s made by hand – processed from rough-sawn timber or individually turned on the lathe.
All Moreo design pieces are designed to be functional as well as beautiful, and only by handling a piece throughout it’s production can you really make it ‘feel’ right – shaping the handle a little more to fit well in the hand, turning a bowl to the ‘right’ weight, or spotting those miniscule flaws before they become a problem.
At finishing stage, the oils and waxes used are carefully adapted to suit each type of timber and product. Serveware is always made to be food-safe and all boards are now made with a beeswax-free finish (suitable for vegans).