Biophilia, an introduction
As humans, we always seek a connection with nature and other life forms. The field that looks into this phenomenon is biophilia. It emerged in 1984 and was pioneered by Edward O. Wilson, an American biologist, naturalist and writer.
About wood & woods
Look, it's alive! It’s true. Like us, wood is a living material. That’s what makes wood so special. But, as with every living thing, it comes with instructions for care and maintenance.
Where it all started
In the early 1990s, the design market wasn't ready yet for outdoor furniture. Outdoors was a separate category. In most gardens, ornate teak or white plastic chairs prevailed. When Dirk Wynants approached design stores, they showed little enthusiasm for something that was not for the interior. In garden centres, he was even less welcome. These places found design ‘far too modern’. The lack of appreciation for well-designed outdoor furniture was a challenge, but this turned out to be an opportunity. Extremis was able to play a pioneering role. Within a few years, we managed to establish our name as an international trendsetter.