Our story began with a crazy-sounding idea with a bunch of people who wanted to see the world differently. Our original idea was to make wooden tiles for the bathroom – just because it sounded fun and challenging. As we got acquainted with the industry, we soon realised that out idea was not only fun, but also important. It turned out that ceramics as a material is a burden on the environment, and it has a large carbon footprint. Inspired by our original idea and this insight, we are now here. As a result, we created an award-winning world-class biomaterial innovation – 100% waterproof Woodio® wood material.
“When we started, we were considered crazy.”
“When we started, we were considered crazy – you could see it people’s eyes. But we persevered.” laughs Petro Lahtinen, the founder and CEO of Woodio. “Both our material and product development have required exceptionally strong faith, but the best inventions often arise in exceptional circumstances. Our products are developed by a tremendous group of interdisciplinary experts, e.g., chemistry, materials science, electronics, boat building, composite and industrial design.” Petro continues.
Now, the ideas that initially seemed impossible and very challenging have evolved into sustainable bathroom design and they have become part of thousands of homes around the world. At the same time, we have created a modern Finnish classic that will create joy for a long time. Today, our collection includes 17 different washbasin models, a bathtub, accessories and, most recently, a wooden toilet seat.
“The opportunities with the material are limitless”
New ideas for utilizing our material are constantly being generated, and our material can be utilized for countless applications outside the bathroom as well. Explore Woodio contract manufacturing business for more information about different application possibilities. (link to OEM page)
Made in Finland
We are a Finnish modern-minded company. We offer contemporary, lasting design manufactured sustainably.
Design of a new era
We combine the best Nordic design traditions with the use of sustainable biomaterial innovation in a contemporary way.
Our collection includes a comprehensive range of bathroom design in 10 beautiful northern nature inspired tones.
Get your dose of Woodio design inpiration
Today Woodio launches a decorative interior panel – Woodio Wall. The panel is designed to give interior surfaces a stone-like impression without the burden of stone.
The Pentti Malaska Futures Award is given to a research-based and groundbreaking visionary innovation that can help with building a more sustainable global future. The University of Turku has granted the €30,000 Pentti Malaska Futures Award to Finnish company Woodio Oy.
Woodio showroom in Stockholm is now open! Come by or book an appointment for eco-design and bathroom inspiration with our local Sales Manager!
Woodio is a Finnish award-winning design company built around it’s unique 100% waterproof solid wood composite material innovation. After a successful start with own bathroom design products, Woodio material is now available for other brand owners through newly launched contract manufacturing business model.
We provide our customers with a 5 year warranty on most Woodio products. Read more about our warranty.
Woodio products are made to order. Please read through our shop policy before making your order.