It doesn’t lie on Earth but beneath it and it’s mining job taking it out.
Far away, in the North of New Zeeland on a small island reservation, lies the most ancient and precious wood: the swamp Kauri, buried under a peat swamp by an unexplained act of nature at the end of the last Ice Age.

The Kauris have survived the centuries underground, sealed in an environment that has preserved the timber in perfect condition. Their age ranges between 7.000 – 50.000 years, the age being established using the carbon method.
Beside its beautiful and golden shinny texture, it is also the most ecological wood, as no plants are destroyed when using it and no oxygen stolen. Moreover the trunks are huge, permitting to cut very large wood pieces.
I had the pleasure of meeting a Kauri table by Riva 1920 at the Salone del Mobile in Milan and to see how its texture changes shades walking on by. Its beauty and whole story have the force, in times when furniture materials are plenty, to remain stuck on the memory net.