Product development

From Scandinavia with Love

Towns are growing and urbanisation is on the increase. It is our ambition to develop innovative, aesthetic solutions which will make a difference for people. Places to sit down, meet friends, park your bike or throw away your rubbish. We believe that good designs create good spaces. That is why Vestre is collaborating with well-known designers from Scandinavia. It is equally important for our products to have both a beautiful, unique design and be functional for their users, have a long life and have a minimum impact on the environment.

Product development

Our design philosophy shall accompany our products all the way from concept to prototype, production, quality control and out into the wider community. This creative process often starts with a specific challenge. Innovative designers are given free rein during the concept development phase, often in close cooperation with landscape architects and other planners. The designer and production manager meet up during the early part of the process. This is how we work together in order to ensure that our unique designs go hand in hand with rational production, effective usage of materials and a long life.

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Materials and treatment

Materials and treatment

All places are unique. That is why we strive to ensure that Vestre’s products can be adapted to suit different surroundings. The scope of our collection – along with hundreds of standard colours and materials – provides flexible solutions and almost unlimited choices. Vestre only uses environment-friendly materials with a long life and the shortest possible delivery route. The choice is yours. On our product pages you will find specific information about the options available for the product concerned. You can read more here (link) about our production process.

Other Materials

CONCRETE ART. NO. XXX 004
This product is made from concrete. Benches are available in steel and fibre-reinforced, high-strength concrete.

HPL (high pressure laminate)
This product is supplied with a seat and/or table surface in environment-friendly HPL which consists of pressed paper produced in Sweden. See colour chart: lamiroc.se (pdf)

GLASS FIBRE
This product is made from die-cast glass fibre produced in Norway. This technique has been acquired from the boat industry..

CARBON
This product is made from carbon fibre which is a strong, light material produced in Norway. This technique has been acquired from the aviation industry.

PUR
This product is made with a hot-dip galvanised steel core surrounded by soft polyurethane produced in Sweden. The surface is highly durable and at the same time it has the properties of soft foamed plastic.

GLASSCRETE
This product is made from sandblasted glass fibre. The material is frost proof and strong, but weighs just one fifth of concrete. Produced in France.

GRANITE
This product is supplied with a granite base.

Metal

HOT-DIP GALVANISED STEEL ART. NO. XXX.901
This product is hot-dip galvanised, something which produces a grey surface with permanent rust protection. Surface treatment is carried out in Norway.

HOT-DIP GALVANISED STEEL ART. NO. XXX.900
This product is hot-dip galvanised and subsequently powder-coated in optional RAL or NCS colours. Surface treatment is carried out in Norway.

STAINLESS STEEL ART. NO. XXX.902
This product is made from stainless or acid-resistant steel, something which produces an elegant metallic surface which never rusts.

CORTEN STEEL ART. NR. XXX.903
This product is made from a type of steel which gives it a permanent dull, rust-coloured surface. The rust process continues and decreases. Runoff will likely create rust stains on the surrounding areas.

VARNISHED ALUMINIUM ART. NO. XXX 904
This product is made of lightweight aluminum and then powder-coated in optional RAL or NCS color. Surface treatment is carried out in Norway.

DUCTILE IRON ART. NR. XXX 800
This product is made from ductile iron which is then varnished.

Timber

PINE TREATED WITH LINSEED OIL
Standard wood details with a 15-year guarantee. FSC and PEFC certified high-quality wood from Norway and Sweden. Can also be supplied with a brown pigment.

OILED OAK
Wood details in oiled oak from Scandinavia are recommended for indoor use.

ACCOYA ®
Wood details in acetylated Radiata pine from FSC and PEFC certified forests in New Zealand. This product has been awarded the Swan eco-label. Read more: accoya.com

KEBONY ®
Wood details in kebonised pine based on Norwegian technology. This product has been awarded the Swan eco-label. Read more: kebony.com

PLYWOOD
Via is made from pine which has been rod-glued to make the wooden slats strong and stable.

 

Guarantees

Vestre Quality Programme™

LIFETIME GUARANTEE AGAINST RUST
Designer furniture supplied by Vestre does not rust. All steel parts are hot-dip galvanised and screws and attachments are supplied in stainless or acid-resistant steel. When products are used normally and not subjected to extreme stress, Vestre offers a lifetime guarantee against the damaging effects of rust. Please note that small pigment marks and discolouration are not unusual after many years of being exposed to the weather.

EXTENDED GUARANTEE FOR VARNISH AND WOOD
Vestre offers a 15-year adhesion guarantee for painted surfaces that have not been subjected to mechanical damage, knocks or corrosive chemicals, etc. This 15-year guarantee also applies to damage caused by rot on standard pine that has been treated with linseed oil.

SPARE PARTS ALWAYS AVAILABLE

As time goes by, vandalism will obviously occur and there will be a requirement for extended maintenance. Vestre is therefore able to supply all spare parts throughout the life of a product.

CLIMATE-NEUTRAL ORGANISATION
Vestre works systematically to reduce its impact on the environment and contributes actively towards funding climate measures. We are proud to be the first supplier of climate-neutral designer furniture for urban and outdoor environments.

SAFE AND FAIR
Vestre’s manufacturing operations have always been carried out in Scandinavia and this is still the case. We are quality and environmentally certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Furthermore, our membership of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) obliges us to ensure that we encourage our suppliers to operate under proper working and environmental conditions, and it also enhances our support of human rights, developments and the environment.

Maintenance

STEEL COMPONENTS
We recommend that all screws and bolt clamps are examined and tightened after a few weeks’ use. White rust may appear on products with hot-dip galvanised surfaces­ due to condensation and moisture. This will not impact on the product’s life span and it will be washed away by rain and wind. All steel components can be cleaned in the normal manner, although the surfaces can be affected by strong chemicals and high pressure. We are able to delivery anti-graffiti treatment for most colours. Normal varnish-care products can be used after a few years in order to freshen up varnished surfaces.

WOOD DETAILS
Standard pine which has been treated with linseed oil has a natural, non-pigmented colour which will become grey with the passage of time. In order to prevent cracks and to extend the life of the wood, it is recommended that the wood details should be oiled every 3-5 years. The need for this type of maintenance depends on wear and tear. The recommended oil may be ordered from Vestre. Painted and stained woodwork will naturally require more frequent maintenance.