Tropical hardwood tables
from our little countryCollab Cartoni x Verweij

Amsterdam, 14 February 2020 – Verweij Houttechniek (since 1884) and Cartoni Design  are proud to announce that they are working together to convert low-value waste streams into high-quality raw materials. Tropical hardwood makes designers’ blood flow faster. The beauty, quality, strength and variety of the wood has been inspiring for centuries ” Marijn Muller (40), director of the design label, explains.

Old doors
Muller: ,, Countless doors from houses of Dutch housing associations are currently being replaced by better insulating ones. This results in lower CO2 emissions but also in a pile of old doors. Under the leadership of Verweij Houttechniek, these doors are now being dismantled by De Terugwinning. At their own pace, employees with a distance to the labor market free the hardwood from paint, nails, glazing and fittings. Our designers then make new tables and interior products from the pure meranti that emerges.

Verweij Houttechniek is a family business that has been a specialist in the manufacture of doors, windows and frames for five generations. They do this with knowledge and also with a love for wood. For years their frames and windows have been mounted in such a way that they can possibly be dismantled later. ,, As a company that works with young designers, we look with admiration at the more than 130 years of Verweij craftsmanship experience. We are proud that together we bring a solid, sustainable, but also fresh and refined product to the market. Our tables show off in boardrooms but also in interiors of trendy stylists. Tropical hardwood is the most beautiful thing there is. Especially if it comes from the Netherlands. “

The best indoor plants
for in your living room.

Plants give a boost to your interior, your health and your mood. The colour green gives peace, balance and harmony. But which plants are the best to bring into your home when it comes to air quality?

The following plants provide a much healthier living environment in your home.

Peace lilies

The spoon plant is a plant that does its best to improve the air quality in your living space. It is also a very beautiful plant to look at and it blooms beautifully with its white flowers. An ideal plant for the living room, but also for your desk in your office


Ferns are not only known for radiating health and tranquillity, they also provide clean air. Especially the curling fern is a real winner when it comes to producing clean air.


The Ficus Robusta (better known as the ‘rubber plant’) is a star in purifying the air. It converts all toxic substances into pure oxygen. In addition, the plant is very easy to care for, can survive in the shade and is resistant to insects.

Areca palm

The Areca palm has been awarded many times as the ‘best air-purifying plant’ and is therefore one of the best palms to put in your home. A nice thing is that it not only looks elegant, it also filters a lot of toxins from the air. The plant is also very easy to maintain and keeps the air moist. Ideal when the air in your house often gets dry, for example when you have a lot of heating on.


The Hedera helix (better known as Ivy) is another topper that converts harmful substances into good ones. For example, ivy removes trichloroethylene and benzene from the air, but what the plant does best is to combat the formaldehyde in your home.

Wecken with Rudolf

In the times of Corona, Cartoni naturally keeps itself calm.

The fairs in Milan, Urk and New York have been cancelled.
Social distancing optima forma. But not virtually.

We would like to take advantage of the peace and quiet to put our partners, clients and clients in the spotlight at a distance of one and a half meter.

Our first video is about a very important partner of Cartoni.
Chef Rudolf of restaurant Circl puts the pots on the table with us. (Beautiful tables made of recycled materials. But you already know all about that)
He cooks healthy and consciously with local products.
We are proud of our cooperation.

Thank you Rudolf for your delicious food (on our beautiful tables) and your clear explanation about wecken.

People, take care of yourself!

“A hardwood table, is that still possible?
a not unfriendly gentleman asked me at the Sustainable housing fair in Amsterdam. This is sustainable meranti. Our carpenters use old Dutch doors that have to be replaced by insulated and certified ones’. I then enthusiastically trotted on about the shades and characteristics of meranti, the gigantic deciduous trees in Asia that can now just stand etc etc etc. Sorry, I’m excited.

The gentleman, and his wife, who was interested, thanked me politely and went on. At the end of the day I saw them again and they bought my table. I heard the lady in her phone say, “It’s become the one of the doors”. “of that meranti-professor. “Oops,” I thought. “Cartoni has to sell tables and no lectures. We are an entrepreneur and not a teacher, Muller.” But sometimes, to be honest, it does look like this……

Read more “A college in meranti”