Nostalgi by Essem Design in a new sustainable material


One rainy autumn evening in 1937, Gunnar Bolin sat down at his desk and drew the hat and shoe rack Nostalgi. Throughout the decades the rack has become a classic in the Swedish history of furniture. Close to a decade later, Essem Design can present the rack in a new sustainable material - the FSC-certified Marine Bamboo. The classical design combined with the qualities of bamboo create a sustainable product that can live on for another 85 years.


The Marine Bamboo is an interesting material with many sustainable benefits. Unlike wood, bamboo is a type of grass that grows all organically without any type of irrigation, pesticide or fertilizer. It’s an extremely fast growing material. The bamboo used in the Nostalgi products can be cropped after 4-5 years – to put that into perspective, it takes roughly 40-100 years before a tree with the same qualities can be harvested. 


The new Nostalgi in Marine Bamboo is launched in November 2022. Marine Bamboo is available for the hat and shoe rack Nostalgi and Nostalgi 29 as well as for the Nostalgi hook strip.