ARKAIA was founded in 1975 by Patricio A. de Arkaia, founder of MOSEL in 1963, an icon of habitat design in Bilbao and the entire Basque Country.
Thanks to the success of our creations we increasingly explored the world of wood.
The unique items emerged from our continual visits to wood suppliers. During these meetings a curiosity started to grow at the same time as our admiration for the most singular logs, those that stood out from the rest.
Logs that may have not been the most adequate for mass manufactured furniture but were ideal for our unique items. Most of them are from old trees that have survived different conditions throughout their long life. Trees with many contrasts, different tones, knots, etc., that tell their life story, a life that, as we do not want it to be forgotten, we make pieces that Patricio A. de Arkaia and his team design respecting and highlighting the virtues that only an exceptional and outstanding tree has.
Unique items that gain value as a patrimonial asset, thanks to their design and their high quality craftsmanship.
They are always signed and numbered.