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TABU was founded in 1927 in Cantù, Italy, in the heart of Lombardy, and it represents today the Italian excellence in the wood dyeing technology. It is present in more than 60 countries worldwide: it produces natural dyed veneers and multilaminar wood veneers collected in the extraordinary 555.18 Collection, industrial inlays (Burls&Graffiti Collection), three-dimensional surfaces (Groovy Collection) and lines of wood floors with the upper layer dyed all through its thickness. The SKEENS Tabu boiserie Collection completes the range.


In 2018 TABU presented its world’s largest collection of natural dyed and multilaminar wood veneers, HONOURABLE MENTION Compasso d'Oro: it is produced in Italy, in Cantù, in the productive heart of Lombardy.

This extraordinary collection consists of 555 colours representing the best of the technological knowledge developed by TABU during more than 90 years of wood dyeing technology.

We live every day with great personal motivation and enthusiasm the delicate task to enhance, between sustainability and creativity, the innate beauty and dignity of wood, in the deep awareness that it is a living and noble material. In our collections, the continual desire to search, experiment, by providing the seed for many brilliant ideas and solutions. 

The 555.18 NATURA NATURANS Collection is not only an amazing selection of 555 natural dyed and multilaminar wood veneers, but also a symbolic game of numbers in which 5 is the symbol number of the change and the constant vital energy flowing in the whole of Creation. Since remote antiquity, 5 has recalled the theorization of the Fifth Element: Ether, or the Fifth Essence, as the fifth constituent element of the Universe, in addition to the Earth, Water, Fire and Air. An imponderable element, like the unmeasurable abyss of the perfect mechanisms of Nature. An incorruptible principle of life and motion of the entire Universe.

Wood always seems to evoke this infinite mystery.

ReThinking the Future - Anthology One Collection is faithful to our vocation of avant-garde: it is hinged to our paradigm of Innovation of the product and Circularity, understood as efficiency in the use or rational and appropriate reuse of all resources during all phases of the production cycle. Simultaneously the newly rediscovered natural dyed veneers enhanced in their biodiversity, the latest-generation multilaminar wood veneers, created by an increasing optimal use of the noble raw material, the industrial inlays (Graffiti Collection) find their peculiarity in the powerful “musical score”.

The Biodiversity industrial inlay ( Rethinking The Future Collection)  was born from the idea of ​​enhancing waste and unsold products: the use of "second" raw materials of 12 different wood species as inputs to the production process emphasizes the attention to the issues of circularity and sustainability.

The circularity of Biodiversity is based on the following characteristics:

- "Design for Remanufacturing", ie the restoration of a product such as to have performance characteristics similar to that of a new product

- Use of secondary raw materials: the use of materials recovered from other internal production processes

- Enhancement of waste within the production process

In the LCA analysis there are different values ​​that express the impact of a product on the environment, including Global warming, measured using the principle of the equivalent Kilograms of carbon dioxide generated during the life cycle, "from the cradle at the gate".

1 sqm of Biodiversity inlay produces 3.81 kg CO2 equivalent: an extremely virtuous value.

Discover our sustainability idea: Homepage - Sustainability Tabu