In the Ribera de Navarra, about 100 km from the capital of Pamplona, there is a town called Cascante where, more than 25 years ago, the history of a small company began that has turned its founders into expert craftsmen.
It is about Creaciones Pimfa, the firm of five creators founded in 1979 and dedicated to the elaboration of products designed in a very noble and special material: olive wood.
A whole world made of elegant and resistant wood.
Faustino Jiménez, originally from the town of Cascante and with 47 years in the trade, and Angel Mari Clemente, are the visible face of the company. Just by seeing the trunk of an olive tree, they already know what it is going to give of themselves and they put their creative mind to work: a mortar, an original cutlery, a nutcracker, a bowl, a vase ...
From the essence of this tree, they extract any useful object in everyday life. The innate beauty of the wood itself obliges designs with sober lines: it is the grain of each tree that gives “color” to each of the pieces, which gives the product its strong character, which provides the unique and unrepeatable design. to all the creations of this brand.
His collection of pieces of wood focuses especially on cookware, but also in home decoration, in the setting of rural hotels, restaurants, inns ... And it is not surprising, since olive wood is one of the most suitable materials for this kind of environment: its quality, durability, resistance to shocks and cuts, its warmth and natural beauty ... make products created with this wood as functional as it is aesthetic.
The extensive experience of these artisans is not limited to the laborious manual carving of this wood, but also their team takes care of every part of the creative production cycle, including the sustainable obtaining of its main material. In other words, the wood is not obtained from industrial production, ignoring the environmental impact generated at any price. On the contrary, Creaciones Pimfa takes care of each phase, from the selection of the raw material obtained from the pruning of the olive trees, passing through its cutting, grinding, turning, sanding and drying, to the final natural treatment that each of its products receives. "The result is obvious to the eye", they assure, "But it is even more evident when the client takes one of those creations with his hands".
And in Dasos we could not agree more, since when we look at any of their products, we not only see the most useful kitchen utensils with exceptional quality, but also give us the feeling of contemplating an authentic sculpture made. brushstrokes by nature itself. It is a symbiosis where the environment offers the raw material, and Creaciones Pimfa is in charge of highlighting its value and special textures.
These wood craftsmen work throughout their territory following traditional modes, as far away as possible from the modern mechanized techniques typical of large-scale production, making each object unique: this is how it is conceived from the very moment of its planning.
Most of its creation process is manual but without denying the use of workshop machines, which depends directly on the pieces created and the volume of the selected wood, since the conditions will not be the same if a small one is made. spoon than if you create a large capacity salad bowl. The most widely used techniques are known as "air roughing" with steel milling cutters, refining with rasps, or sanding and polishing with rag discs. This combination of
processes is what gives rise to its solid products, soft to the touch, shiny appearance, with final finishes as natural and healthy as olive oil, which, in addition to notably highlighting the color of the wood, provides protection to the material without contaminating it.
For much of the year, Creaciones Pimfa takes its creatures to fairs throughout the national geography, including Bioculture Madrid, the Valladolid Craft Fair, the Bilbao Craft Fair, FARCAMA ...
And in the Dasos community, which day by day increases its family of components, there is always room for products with values such as those of Pimfa Creations: handmade and of national origin, using sustainable and biodegradable materials, free of plastics and toxic ... Because in the fight for change towards a more responsible and sustainable life, we all play a fundamental role through our habits.
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