These bespoke wardrobes are made using Formaldehyde free mdf wood. Find out more about the health effects of Formaldehyde here. Test your room or whole home for VOC’s and Formaldehyde here. MDF wood has always been made using a formaldehyde glue to bind the wood fibres together, now it is possible to get your fitted wardrobes made from a formaldehyde free mdf that does not contain any formaldehyde at all.
This alternative MDF uses a third to a quarter less glue which also means it is a more ecological choice because it uses less petro chemical resources.
This alternative glue is an MDI glue which is said to be inert which means it does not off gas (let out fumes) which makes it a better choice for people with allergies or people who just don’t want to add to the chemical concoction already existent in their homes such as carpets, paints, sofas and anything man made using petro chemicals.
These bespoke fitted wardrobes where made from scratch using a wood called “Medite Ecologique” which is a British company and uses F#C wood grown in Northern Ireland, so it is relatively local and supports the British economy.
“Medite Ecologique” is often specified by museums and art galleries who want wood that will not off-gass and interfere and degrade their precious pieces, so if it’s good enough for them it should be good enough to use in your home or bedroom if you want a bespoke fitted wardrobe that is as natural as you can currently get.
Below are pictures of 4 fitted wardrobes Empatika built for a private customer in London who wanted to minimise toxic chemicals in her home.
Tristan Titeux, head designer of Empatika, and pioneer in the field of eco fitted furniture spent time talking with the customer to find out exactly what she wanted to store in her wardrobes what spaces she wanted and where to make sure they got exactly what they wanted.
Then he sent some drawings for review, the customer was then able to ask for as many edits as she wanted until she was totally happy.
If you want to see more wardrobe pictures see Empatika’s bespoke wardrobe gallery here. Please download our booklet entitled “the 7 biggest mistakes people make when buying fitted furniture and how to avoid them” in the top right hand corner of this page. You will also get handy tips to help you keep your home looking good naturally.
This tall wardrobe has extra long doors which make them look minimal and just more gracious and beautiful than if you had smaller doors on top of large bottom doors.
This is a smaller fitted wardrobe in one of the children’s bedrooms, there is a mirror on the inside of the wardrobe door, inside you have hanging space for clothes and shelves.
Quality hinges are used here, adjustable shelves and top quality hand painted finish.
We used quality hinges on these wardrobes, these are fitted with soft closing mechanism. You can see the care an attention taken to ensure hinges are not covered in paint, the only way to do that properly is to remove and refit all hinges after hand painting.
Here is a beautiful, contemporary, extra thick, solid hanging rail, we take pleasure in the small details to make your perfect bespoke fitted wardrobe!
This pull out shoe shelf makes it easy to use the full depth of the wardrobe.
If you want to find out more about formaldehyde free mdf see my blog post about mdf.
See what Formaldehyde is on Wikipedia. You can see more wardrobes on our main site in the bespoke wardrobes gallery here. Please download the “7 biggest mistakes people make when buying fitted furniture” booklet in the top right hand corner of this page to help you make the right choices.
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