About Us

Love of Tradition.
Courage for Innovation

interior fitting

NATURE & DESIGN Arvenmöbel-Schreiner has been manufacturing high quality traditional and modern furniture in the Switzerland since 2003, and has grown from a handful of skilled craftsmen into a modern factory that is capable of supplying our customers throughout the world. During this time NATURE & DESIGN has maintained the traditional qualities for which we are renowned.


Throughout our history, the company has made a wide range of classic Swiss-Renaissance period furniture in Swiss-Stone-Pine (solid wood), with designs based on those of the 16th Century up to freshly crafted designer pieces, is a result of our belief in fluid design and individuality.


Recent developments in technology have provided the opportunity to reduce the impact on the environment, and these have been embraced by the company. Not only is the working environment important, all the materials used in manufacture are sourced from managed and sustained areas.


Perfect measurements and design from a small piece up to complete living set and furnituring


  • 100% massive wood, as stone pine,
         the connection between each piece of
         furniture is hard wood.
  • 100% metalfree bed
  • Carpeten hand work
  • a complete manufature produciton
        of each furniture.
  • Nature finishing of surface
  • Biological glued and formaldehydfree
  • Modular expandable
  • Individual design
  • Customization of your wish
  • Easy decomposable and quick assembling

          (possible to process without professionals)


Happy from the heart


Appreciated and used for centuries – and scientifically proven: in a bed of Swiss stone pine you will have a better and healthier sleep. An outstanding relaxation during the night goes hand in hand with a reduced frequency of the heart and greater vibrancy in the body in the course of the day. NATUR & DESIGN uses Swiss stone pine from high forests for the NATURE & DESIGN furniture in the bedroom. The unspoilt surface of the wood turns your night into a true pleasure in many different ways: A healthy sleep with a pure conscience, caressed by the tender, spicy – resinous smell of Swiss stone pine. NATURE & DESIGN – a healthy sleep in harmony with the heart beat of the Swiss stone pine.

Institute and methods

Physical stress test in the Stone Pine room

routine health check

The application of the most modern sensor technologies and evaluation methods of the Institute of Non-Invasive Diagnosis (IND) opens new possibilities in the measure- ment of stress and recovery in the normal daily routine, whether at work, during spare time or during sleep. The measuring method repertoire used and constantly further developed at the Institute makes it possible (among other things) to observe the autonomous nervous system as well as functions of the brain-stem in a non-invasive manner. The heart frequency is the most important control variable in a complex regulatory network, in which heart, blood cir- culation, respiration, temperature, metabolism and psy- chosomatic influences are involved. This gives the heart frequency its typical temporal structure, which becomes measurable as heart frequency variability.

Experimental procedure

A balanced, crossed repetitive measuring design was car- ried out under psychological and physical stress situations in the laboratory over 24 hours in everyday life situations of the test subjects. With the help of high resolution electrocardiogram recorders the heart frequency and its variability, vegetative parameters and the biological rhythms characteristic of recovery were investigated. Psychometric methods were implemented for the measurement of well-being, vigilance and subjective sleep quality.

Stress and recovery ability in Stone Pine room

For the battery of tests carried out in the lab significant differences were found between the quality of recovery of subjects spending time in Stone Pine rooms and those in identically arranged “wood imitation” rooms. This ex- pressed itself in a lower heart rate during physical and mental stress situations and following rest phases and/or during an accelerated autonomic recovery process. The heart frequency of the test subjects in the wood imitation room is dependent on the atmospheric pressure. This meteorosensitivity is a sign of an unstable circulation. In the Stone Pine room the heart rate seems to be inde- pendent of the atmospheric pressure.

AutoChrone image of the entire measurement in the Stone Pine room

Stone Pine – the natural way to a good night’s sleep!

Autonomic balance in different beds (blue reflects recovery periods)

Quality of sleep in the Stone Pine bed

In the second study a possible influence of the bed ma- terial on the quality of sleep was investigated. The vol- unteers spent their nights, this time for a longer period (~3 weeks), first in a Stone Pine (green), then in their own bed and /or in a wood imitation bed (red). The long-term investigation confirmed a significant influence of the construction material on the physical and psycho- logical condition. The sleep quality was clearly improved in the Stone Pine bed compared to that of the wood imitation bed.

The improved recuperation was accompanied by a reduced heart frequency and an increased oscillation of the organism in the course of the day. The average “saving” in the Stone Pine bed was about 3,500 heart- beats per day, which corresponds to about an hour’s “heart-work”. The subjective feeling of well-being of the test subjects matched these physiological results: The Stone Pine subjects reported feeling more relaxed, feel- ing generally fitter and, surprisingly, were socially more extraverted than beforehand. Could this be a reason why pubs and other social rooms (in this region) were panelled with Stone Pine in former times?

Material for furnishing would appear to have a more significant effect on well-being and health than hitherto imagined. This opens up new fields of application for the high-grade wood of the “Queen of the Alps”.

Saving of “heart-work” during the course of the day by sleep in the Stone Pine bed


JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft GmbH

one of Austria’s largest institutions in the field of applied research and development, offers its expertise to business, industry and administration. With a staff of more than 370 highly skilled experts JOANNEUM RESEARCH is active at national and international levels in all important sectors of innovation.

Queen of the Alps

st. moritz area

The Swiss stone pine has been regarded as the Queen of Alps, the royal style of canopy bed made of swiss-stone-pine. Dinning furniture You can find any your idea shaped dinning tables with suitable chairs from our furniture collection. You will be completely sanken into the fabulous, nature countryside while you touch, feel and smell the massive wood of stone pine - the queen of the Alps.

About Arve


unique swiss matterhorn

The swiss-stone-pine (pinus cembra), and Worker, Whitewood, Spruce or pineal called a species of the family (Pinaceae) is. Their respective countries, the Swiss Alps in the near from St. Moritz. The tree can grow up to 25 meters high. His short shoots bear many clusters, each with five needles. The seeds are misleading called pine nuts, although they are not nuts. The trees can be up to 1,200 years old. They are used as a furniture and carving wood, Swiss Stone-Pine seeds and also in food production. The name for this swiss-stone-pine species in Switzerland are common. Until the 16th Century, the name referred only to her journal. The term is derived possibly from the Middle High German from pine, which one would "swirl" or with "spinning in circles" translate. The Artepitheton cembra was assigned by Linnaeus to the spread in Europe Vernakularnamen. Here, Linnaeus was referring in part to the 1586 published book on plants plantis De Pietro Andrea Mattioli epitome of utilissima, who had listed the species as Pinus Cembro.


In Switzerland, this tree is called the Arve, the typical mixed stand of the high mountain region, which is the swiss-stone-pine, together with the larch, is referred to in the literature as a pine-larch forest. The stone pine is an evergreen tree growing to heights of 25 meters and a diameter at breast height of up to 1.7 meters reach. Young trees have a straight trunk, a crown in the narrow ends. The branches extend nearly to the ground. Young shoots have a reddish-yellow colored, matted hair on that darkens to gray-black after the first winter. Mainly free-standing old trees often grow in weird shapes and are often beastet deep and strong. They are usually krummschäftig or multi-stemmed. Such growth forms occur in dense stands on very rare.

stock of a swiss-stone-pine

At the most shallow and boulder-rich mountain soil, the swiss-stone-pine is rarely able to train undisturbed in a root system. Young trees form a tap root of the short lifespan of only and is soon replaced by powerful sinker roots that emanate from the far-reaching lateral roots. This sinker roots penetrating into rock columns and anchor the tree so. The bark of old trees is gray-brown color and has the typical pine longitudinal cracking. The inner bark is reddish brown. The smooth bark of young trees is brilliantly colored gray to gray-brown.  The bark of the branches is gray-green to light gray color. Young shoots are grooved. The first and later reddish-brown colored heartwood smells very aromatic and is surrounded by a relatively narrow yellowish sapwood. The wood is relatively light, soft, not very durable, can be easily worked, is nailed and screwed firmly and has a uniform, fine structure. It is sensitive to blue stain fungi. The annual rings are clearly visible. The late wood has numerous and relatively large resin canals. The Fladerung is awarded by many healthy ingrown knots and dark maroon-colored a decorative structure. The Compression Strength is from 0.37 to 0.56 g / cm ³.


Narrated by Bruno Ganz

The forest. Whether one uses it or not, it stimulates our senses and enlivens our fantasies. It even seems that this large, green stranger can initiate instincts and emotions in us that were forgotten long ago. For thousands of years forests and human beings were connected by a one-sided and limited purpose: for man to take what the forest gives – with near destruction included. Alternately, our forests have been the subject of poetry and romance, adventure, myth and religion. What is it about forests that touches or souls, that makes us frightened, that swings the pendulum of our emotions between melancholy and pure happiness? What impact do they have? What secrets do our forests hold?

Let’s make a foray through the four seasons and rediscover a mysterious friend. An epic approach to our woods told by characters and based on stories from the woods.