The material is dominant to the enactment of the design. Actually, there is no such thing as design since its shape has been outlined by nature. It is by bounding these raw elements that a design becomes materialised in clean and untainted archetypes where functionality is secundary.

Rayah Wauters (BE) founded Atelier Nauwau in 2013 together with her husband & arborist Niels Arnauts. Their main goal was to keep as many trees as possible to make sure they wouldn't end up heating your home. 

In 2018 she restructured the concept together with her sister and business partner Shana Wauters. The aim remains unaltered but the focus now lays in a durable venture creating high-end objects. Nauwau represents the new female autonomy and strives to root their sustainable conceptions deep into consumers mentality. 

Photography by Renaat Nijs

Portrait by Evi Vansimpsen