Salvare

A collection of wall panelling products made using timbers salvaged from old wooden houses, barns and fences. The finished products bring an unquestionable character and texture to interiors whilst introducing a spirit of history, innovation and creativity – sure to be a talking point in any interior.

What is Salvare?

Salvare is a collection of products made using timbers salvaged from the historical region of Transylvania - one of Europe's wildest and most untouched areas. Timber is rescued from old wooden houses, barns and fences and reworked into beautiful wall panelling products, each with its own unique backstory. The finished products bring an unquestionable character and texture to interiors whilst introducing a spirit of history, innovation and creativity – sure to be a talking point in any interior. Salvare products are available in various thicknesses, colours and textures. 

Salvare: The story behind the brand

The Land Beyond The Forest is the mythological name given to the historical region of Transylvania, a place with an overwhelming connection to nature and its landscape. Home to bears, wolves and breath-taking mountain ranges, it is one of Europe’s wildest and most untouched areas. The residents live their lives in the hopes of keeping it that way. The preservation of timber, or “green gold”, is an important way to sustain the natural beauty of Transylvania. When old wooden houses, barns and fences are torn down, hours are spent by workers salvaging every usable piece of the spruce and oak to give it a second purpose in life.  

Once carefully recovered from these old structures, the beams and boards are meticulously hand-processed by a local factory and reworked into sturdy wall panels, retaining tremendous amounts of genuine history and character. The planks are ever-so-gently brushed and treated, ensuring the original surface is not compromised and allowing the timber’s alluring narrative to be captured and preserved within each plank. By repurposing historical wood, the Salvare collection prevents the need to harvest new timbers, making the range a highly sustainable option for interiors.  

The range acquires its name from the Romanian word Salvare, meaning to save, rescue and retrieve. The Salvare Collection brings a piece of old Transylvanian history to New Zealand, each piece being as conceptually captivating as it is visually charming. 

Why Choose Salvare?

People opt for Salvare when they are looking to bring a character and charm to a space, or when they want to introduce a unique, one of a kind texture with an interesting story. Every plank is unique and beautiful in it's own right, making it exclusive to your space. Salvare is also great for those who are wanting a sustainable option without sacrificing style or quality. 

HOW DOES Salvare COMPARE TO OTHER FORTÉ COLLECTIONS?

Salvare is our newest reclaimed range and is supplied exclusively in New Zealand through Forté. Pricing is similar to that of our other reclaimed collection Imondi, although the products have a slightly different look - Salvare being crafted from Spruce timbers while Imondi mostly utilizes Oak and Pine. Due to the reclaimed nature of the product, lengths tend to vary quite a lot and and widths tend to be narrower and are supplied mixed. 

WHERE CAN Salvare BE USED?

Salvare products can be on walls and ceilings in both residential and commercial spaces, although additional fire coating may be required for commercial use. Salvare products are perfect for many applications, from private residences, to retail stores, hospitality, and more.