Fire and flame for exclusive timber front doors with Shou Sugi Ban finishing
In the beginning was the fire:
an old tradition
The 700-year-old Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technology was originally used for timber preservation: The one-sided burning creates a natural timber protection, while the timber surface takes on a completely new structure, colour and aesthetics. This creates works of art with a strong character, making every FENNEN front unmistakably unique.
Architect, captain, artisan, inventor,
Founder of Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban
Pieter’s interest in this ingenious form of timber preservation was awoken at first sight during a stay in Japan and he brought the traditional technique to Europe with him. In the Dutch town of Leersum, he founded the Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban (= black timber) company, where the Japanese tradition is combined with the most modern technologies. In this way, the team of artists and craftsmen gives the fire-treated timber surfaces the perfect finish. Selected timber planks from our factory are given an individual fire finish at Zwarthout | Shou Sugi Ban before they can crown a FENNEN front door.
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Timber, flames an firing passion
Experience the centuries-old tradition from the Far East: follow the story of the creation of the FENNEN Shou Sugi Ban doors and enjoy the fascinating charisma of these unique masterpieces!
The combination of the three basic elements of timber, fire and metal represents a love of nature at the highest level and presents itself in stylish elegance.
As unique as you
Front doors become expressive works of art.
Not only do they shape the entrance area of your home,
but emphasise the uniqueness of the property in its entirety.