Selecting the right materials is the first requirement of a perfect design. Exteta uses one specific type of mahogany, the most beautiful and refined: Sapelli. It is named after its thin veining which makes it look like tawny hair, “capelli” in Italian.
Mahogany is an exquisite wood and its trees grow in Central Africa, and for its exceptional qualities the locals called it m’oganwo, the “king of all wood”. The English colonists started using it for their vessels and houses, so in the XVIII century mahogany became widespread in both navigation and furniture.
Mahogany fully entered into the Italian tradition at the beginning of the XX century, establishing its presence in the high-quality carpentry of the northern region of Brianza. Its natural strength makes it the material of choice for fine boats such as the classic Italian gozzo and the traditional Venetian ships.
Exteta chooses the Sapelli mahogany for its strong Italian heritage and its high density which results in a huge resistance to parasites, the weather, the elements and accidental knocks. Its core has the highest index of stability in nature, the ultimate quality of a precious and trustworthy raw material.