Wood is the self-proclaimed trend in the kitchens of 2023 because it is a material that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere, which makes us feel alive. We look for rooms that transmit naturalness, and wood conveys authenticity like no other material. Wood meets materials such as stone and respects natural lighting as much as possible. The result is rooms with a noble finish without altering the essence of the materials.
In architecture, we speak of bioclimatic, but the feeling caused by the communion between wood and soul is known as biophilia. Edward Osborne develops it as a synergistic relationship between personal health and the planet's health. Human needs to be in touch with nature and animals to feel good. Psychologists confirm this benefit of rapprochement between nature and living beings and coin ecopsychology. These concepts, which may sound very current, have been with us for a long time. The tree symbolizes life in traditional European ideals, and in the Nordic tradition, the man was sculpted from an ash trunk (Ask) and the woman from an alder trunk (Embla).
Understand nature as an ally and not as an end.
This Mobalco principle defines our way of working. When choosing our wood, a key criterion is a felling season. Winter is generally the best season. The phase of the moon is also a key aspect: the movements of the moon and the sun create cycles that act on living beings, affecting the growth and germination of plants, and as happens with the tides, the change in the distribution of the liquid in the trees causes variations in the diameter of the trunk. The optimal time to carry out felling is, above all, in the waning of January. The sage has descended and has concentrated. With felling leaving the crown downhill, we get the tree to dry from the inside out.
Nature, the garden at home
All these principles inspire our Nature collection, a space designed for cooking and growing food as a starting point for union with nature. Some of the novelties introduced are its distinctive columns that allow us to include a hydroponic garden that enables users to enjoy the aromatic plants at the right moment. Following this, these columns incorporate solid wood drawers that reveal our vegetables. The Mobalco elements harmonize perfectly with this kitchen: the bread basket made of clay and wood, which represents the elements of fire, water, and air; the cereal mill for a supply of flour with all its nutritional strength or the seed sprouted.