Welcome to Woodio® UK & meet our low carbon washbasin, bath & WC collections

Image of a Woodio washbasin in Char

Woodio® offers the world’s first collection of 100% waterproof wood composite washroom products, designed and handcrafted in Helsinki, Finland, and now available – for the first time - to specify directly from us right here in the UK.

Created with a mixture of wood chips and resin, Woodio® UK offers a range of washbasins, baths, and WCs, which combine contemporary design aesthetics with strong eco credentials – perfect for all environmentally, style conscious bathroom and washroom schemes.

What in the world is Woodio®? And where did it come from?

To give you some background, Woodio® was initially created with a desire to disrupt the existing interiors market, having innovation and ingenuity firmly at its core. The company was founded on the premise of offering a much more sustainably sound, carbon friendlier alternative to the ceramic products traditionally used in washroom schemes. After a successful period of trialling and testing, the first washbasins by Woodio® were introduced to the Finnish market in 2016.

“Our products amaze people. Wood is light, sustainable, and easy to create different colours with. Wood is also a well-known and much appreciated material to Finns, as we have a long history in the forest industry, utilising wood, and creating innovations out of it”, comments Terja Koskenoja, CEO, Woodio®.

Woodio washbasin in Berry with terazzo wall behind

How is Woodio® bettering the built environment?

Woodio®’s production involves no heat, with each piece hand-moulded and then set at room temperature – eradicating the need for firing, and minimising carbon output in the process. When comparing the making method of a Woodio® washbasin to one made of ceramic, the carbon footprint is significantly lower.

As well as being highly carbon considerate, Woodio® products, although designed for longevity, can either be efficiently incinerated when they eventually do meet their end-of-life to generate energy through the release of biomass, or returned to Woodio®'s factory in Finland for use in cement. These solutions seek to avoid any unnecessary waste being sent to landfill, where decomposition would take much longer. Constant iterative improvement is all part of Woodio®’s drive for achieving a fully sustainable product lifecycle, with changes being further implemented all the time.

“We believe this innovative, sector-disrupting collection of washroom products will be a gamechanger for UK designers”, comments Laura Dixon, our business development manager at Rena – representatives of Woodio® in the UK.

“We’re seeing a lot of interest in the specification of bio-based materials with low carbon footprints in the interiors industry. But with commercial projects requiring large volumes on short timescales, up until now, there hasn’t been a washroom product to perfectly suit.  

“To be able to offer the Woodio® washbasin, bath, and WC collections to the UK commercial and domestic markets means the collective effort of building a more sustainable built environment for all can be furthered. And that’s something we’re really proud to be supporting.”

Woodio table top washbasin in Moss

What’s included as part of the Woodio® UK launch collection?

Woodio® was originally developed from a combined scientific approach and acute attention to design detail. The resulting collections were driven by a philosophy based on the Nordic approach of functionality first.

And, as you’ll see with our Woodio® UK launch collections, while function is prioritised, the unique textural qualities of wood combined with a rich variety of 10 colours - inspired by an aerial view of Finland’s breath-taking landscapes – ensures outstanding form is offered on a par with practicality.

“We have developed a sustainable material and a colour palette that is inspired by the wild Nordic nature, from the colourful forest floor to the snow that covers it in wintertime”, adds Terja. 

Meet the Woodio® UK collections: Core & Made To Order

Offering you the opportunity for complete customisation, two on-trend Woodio® UK collections are available to order directly from our team at Rena.

Core Collection

Our Core Collection comprises the Woodio® Table Top Basin (Soft60, Soft40, Cube60, Cube40) in a palette of three timeless shades: Natural, Polar and Char, which pair harmoniously with Woodio®’s organic finish to offer a unique range of sanctuary evoking washroom and bathroom products like nothing you’ve ever seen or experienced before – all available on a 7-day delivery lead time.

Made To Order Collection

We understand that every bathroom design scheme is different. And so, in response, our Made To Order Collection offers a wide choice of basin options, in a palette of shades ranging from vibrant to earthy. This includes Wall Hung, Recessed, Tap Hole, and Table Top (additional colours), in a spectrum of tones: Clay, Berry, Root, Stone, Moss, Arctic, Natural Birch, for putting your own spin on our Woodio® products to make them your own.

The Woodio® Bath and Woodio® Block Wall Hung toilet are also offered as part of the Made To Order Collection, with all available on approx. 4-6 week delivery lead time.

"Woodio washroom products are like nothing we've seen before. Not only do the basins and WCs look great with an extensive colour palette, and stunning textural appearance, but they offer impressive functional benefits. We can't wait to use them in our next project." - Sarah de Freitas, creative director of AXI Studio

Can I see Woodio® products in situ? 

I’m a commercial designer:

For architects and interior designers, we’ve marked Woodio®’s UK launch with a physical presence at the new Material Source Studio in Glasgow. The Studio offers product and material insight and inspiration for the entirety of Scotland’s built environment community. Find out more here.

As well as showcasing Woodio® washbasins and WCs in a selection of colours and styles on a dedicated POD in the space, with samples available for you to take away, Woodio® products are also featured throughout the Studio’s washroom schemes – contributing beautifully to the rich, earthy aesthetics designed by Material Source co-founder & creative director, Darren Clanford.

Woodio washbasins at Material Source Studio

I’m a homeowner:

If you’re a homeowner looking to put a unique stamp on your bathroom scheme, you can also experience the wonders of Woodio®. Request a sample directly from our website. Or if you’re ready to purchase, simply do so via our online product pages. If you’d like to chat someone, give us a call here.

We’re extremely excited to share these inventive, one-of-a-kind products with the UK interiors market, and can’t wait to see how you use them.

To see the full Woodio® UK collections, complete with technical information, models, specifications, and EPDs for download, click here. And to discuss the material in more detail, please get in touch with our team here. We look forward to working with you.

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Woodio UK stand at Material Source Glasgow