All Chadhaus pieces are made to order in our workshop in Ballard, Seattle.
The Töölo Credenza combines utility with beautiful materials. Proportioned for generous storage accommodation, the piece features a solid wood case, four doors showcasing continuous wood grain across, and a steel base. Interior dividers within the case create four bays, each with an adjustable shelf for maximum flexibility. The name of the piece is a nod to the time Chad and Emily spent in Helsinki, in the Töölo neighborhood and their appreciation for Finnish design.
The Töölo Credenza is pictured here in the 78-inch length in whitewashed poplar with a charcoal steel base and coordinating pulls. The credenza is available in 5 wood finish options: walnut, oak, maple, oak whitewash and poplar whitewash, and 4 steel finishes: charcoal, natural, black and white. Because we hand-build all of our furniture, each piece has the mark of a hand-made object, and unique characteristics inherent to the natural beauty and variation of real, solid wood and steel. Please note that no two trees are alike, and that the grain on the credenza varies based on the tree the boards are selected from. For more information on materials, click here. To get in touch about custom sizing, please email hello at chadhaus dot com.
The Töölo series was born out of a collaboration with Ore Studios, one of our favorite Seattle interior design firms. Like many of our pieces, this story starts with a great team and a design problem. Andy Beers from Ore envisioned side tables and a credenza to match a custom Hanko Bed we would be making for a beautiful new bedroom project, and wanted something unique to complement his palette and other components in the design. This piece, along with the Töölo Side Table, are what emerged from that process, establishing a new series for Chadhaus (launched in early 2018). For our most recent additions to the line, check out the Töölo 6-Drawer Dresser and Töölo Credenza With Sliders.
How did we curate this product?
While there’s no universal standard for sustainable manufacturing, Living Deep is committed to supporting brands, makers and manufacturers that are on a ‘deep green’ path, making progress towards positive environmental and social benefit. As we consider how this product impacts our health and the health of all species, you can learn more about how we evaluate products, or keep reading below for our curation of this specific product...
Where does the product come from?
What is it made of?
Chadhaus furniture features sustainably sourced Pacific Northwest hardwoods and mild steel (primarily recycled steel produced in Seattle). The Big Leaf Maple, White Oak and Black walnut we work with have unique characteristics inherent to how these species of trees react with elements present in the soil in the region. Poplar is a fast-growing species also grown in the Northwest that represents a renewable forestry product, which happens to be beautiful with whitewash. All pieces made for Living Deep feature low VOC, nontoxic finishes. Please contact Chadhaus for questions on finishes and how to care for your product.
Where does it go at the end of its life?
Chadhaus pieces are meant to last and be passed down to the next generation. In some cases people move and their furniture needs change. Pieces that no longer fit into a customer’s life are typically able to find a new home. At the very minimum, Chadhaus pieces are recyclable.
Co-founded in 2006 by Emily and Chad Robertson, Chadhaus is an American furniture and design studio rooted in the belief that objects can be locally sourced, handcrafted, and made to last. Located in the Ballard Brewery District in Seattle, Chadhaus operates out of a small workshop and studio. The team at Chadhaus includes an excellent crew of skilled craftspeople, and we currently have a shop dog as well! Scroll through the images at left for portraits and a little about each member.
From concept to creation, our small-scale operation is the birthplace of thoughtfully designed furniture pieces. We bring a love of good design, fine craft and carefully executed details to each project. At Chadhaus we design and make every object under one roof, allowing us to give each piece of furniture our full attention at each step of the process.
When we design a piece of furniture, we consider how to best create a functional object that showcases the raw beauty of wood and steel. We believe that clean lines and simple forms allow the materials we work with to bring each piece to life with grain, tone, and color.
Chadhaus pieces feature sustainably harvested Pacific Northwest woods and recycled steel manufactured in Seattle. Hand-selecting materials is one of our favorite parts of the process, and we take care to compose each piece of furniture as a three dimensional art object.