After three generations of wood crafting, we have learned that even the most advanced technologies and accessories have to serve only one purpose: revealing the inner soul of wood, Nature’s precious creation taken in its very best form, powerful and gentle, warm and refreshing, timeless and ever changing. The genuine European design and manufacturing, a thorough understanding of family lifestyle and aspirations, adds up to our tradition and expertise in wood craftsmanship for continually adding value and quality to your home every day.
Every piece of furniture that you bring into your home is a “person” that should instantly bond to your soul, to your intimate living space. Not only has it to be durable for accompanying your family over time but charming enough to win your heart. This is the kind of product we have in mind at Romina Furniture!
A wise man once said that “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.” These words have been the guiding light of our steps, the philosophy that fuels our work with ambition and commitment to quality without compromise.
Romina Furniture is dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality products and services. We carefully select the finest wood and through innovative technologies and hard work we bring you a product that not only is beautiful but most important is healthy, safe and durable, far superior than most anything else currently manufactured.
There are some manufacturers who design furniture for appealing to a large number or individuals often referred to as “customer base”. Those who are very successful in achieving their goals are often copied by others hoping to appeal to the same people and this goes on and on creating what is called a “trend” or “fashion”; this slowly fades away leaving nothing but objects and shapes. It takes a very special ingredient to convert Science into Art and Art into Style that will create memories to last a lifetime; this very rare ingredient is called “passion” and we use it in abundance, it is the secret I’ve leant from my grandfather.
We take design and manufacturing as social responsibilities thus for it complements performance and has the ability to provide the child with the most needed confidence, self-esteem and protection, the launching ramps to success.
There is no greater satisfaction on a professional level than to see your work becoming a little angel’s 1st furniture, 1st home, where he or she will grow healthy and strong to take on the challenges of this journey called “Life”.
The best companies are animated by a cause, a lasting theme, an architecture that supports the transformation of the greater environment. It has personal, rather than organizational implications. We aim to be the most recognized and prestigious furniture brand in the world thus our cause is to change the concept of quality, teach the customers what a premium product should look and feel like, set new standards and continually reinvent ourselves to challenge the same standards we have set.
GREENGUARD Gold Standard
Most of the exposure to toxic chemicals occurs not by direct contact but by breathing contaminated air: the chemical pollutants come from materials used in everyday products, things we utilize or consume. Some toxic components are present in all air because of industrial activity or transportation but studies show that indoor air is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted than the outdoor environment. Given that most people spend a majority of their time indoors and especially children and infants, it is very important to assure that her/his furniture does not have any toxic emissions. All Romina baby cribs and dressers are GREENGUARD Gold Certified and periodically tested in a sealed chamber where air quality and its chemical composition is analysed. This standard and its rigorous testing process exceeds all mandatory testing procedures including ASTM, California Proposition 65 and CPSC 16CFR1219.
Solid Wood Cribs and Dressers
All Romina furniture is made with 100% solid wood. Beech trees are harvested in full compliance with Environmental stipulations and with great consideration to the renewal and preservation of natural balance . The lumber is then processed by expert mill workers seeking to maximize the wood mass utilized from each tree trunk. Wood boards go through a non-chemical steaming and drying techniques to reduce moisture content and prepare it for the manufacturing process. The numerous steaming and drying stages add strength and resistance to the wood grain just like fire strengthens the steel. The wood then goes through many mechanical transformations where boards are calibrated, grain patterns evaluated and sorted to go into the cutting department without the use of any chemicals. There is no Particle Board, MDF or any type of inferior wooden products used in the manufacturing of our furniture so nothing “un-natural” is being added to the wooden structure. All our wood is taken from Nature to be given to Nature’s most precious creation: your Baby.
All Romina furniture is finished with paints and stains that contain ZERO components that could be toxic to an infant or adult person. All our finishes have organic stains and pigments and because all furniture is finished the old fashion way, we do not need to use solvents and other chemicals to harden the final lacquer. There are 3 finish categories used on Romina products: water-based stains, water-based paints and clear lacquer and organic oil washes. All our finishes exceed the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards furthermore they are GREENGUARD Certified and periodically tested by UL Independent Laboratories. You may be disappointed not to find Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Lead or other VOCs in our furniture but we think sometimes “less is more”. Water-based finishes do not require “baking” so there is no off-gassing or toxic odours when the furniture is new and just out of the box. Should these chemicals and VOCs be important to you, there are plenty of Asian imports that will offer them in abundance.
Our glue used in the manufacturing of drawer boxes, wood panels, convertible cribs, classic cribs and all case goods which require adhesive as fastener, is organic and non-toxic. Unlike most other types of glues, ours does not contain artificial bonding agents or benzene-based solvents, no VOCs and no Formaldehyde. The sap is harvested from certain tree species where the bond coefficient is superior (generally resinous species) then goes through several thermal processes where it is diluted, condensed and then liquefied. Organic glues have shown a superior bond durability and are less vulnerable to environmental condition variations as compared to synthetic glues. There is only one drawback: organic glues require a longer drying/hardening time but we think you might not mind the extra wait knowing that you picked out the best for your family. Organic is Good for you!
Yes, you have probably seen a lot of manufacturers painting the inside of the drawers or covering the bottom with some veneer, contact paper or fancy looking fabric. Sometimes these coverings may look very nice but your clothes surely do not appreciate this. The inside of the furniture does not get the same type of ventilation as the exterior sides so wood should and must be allowed some “breathing” room. Contact paper, plastic, polyurethane or textile elements will likely need some ventilation too. so wonder no more when your shirt smells funky in the other dresser that you purchased from Sweden’s favorite furniture store. If it doesn’t smell good, it’s not good for you. All our furniture is made of solid wood, no substitutes and no fine print.
How its made
Romina makes no compromise in the pursuit of absolute quality in baby furniture. There is no easier way of doing something right other than doing it with passion and commitment. As consumers of products of all kinds, we seldom get to see how a vegetable is grown, how a service is created, how a product is made, or what it is made of and who made it. Just like life itself, manufacturing is a journey where the product we create will find a home and starts another journey and becomes part of a loving family. Our journey starts with the selection of woods, all harvested with regards to the generations to whom we are creating the furniture. We then utilize the best technologies and employ most passionate people to hand select and handle the wood thru various mechanical transformations where this natural material gets shape and color and purpose. We set standards and always challenge them assure our furniture will not only provide you with pride and satisfaction but provide the same for your children and grand children as well. Our investment goes beyond numbers and margins, it’s rather emotional and there is no greater satisfaction than to know our hard work creates a safe home for Nature’s most precious gift, your baby. Here are a few things you might want to know about our furniture.
Safe Baby Furniture
Safety is a priceless ingredient of the parenting journey and should be a basic ingredient for all baby cribs and baby furniture in general. Safety is of paramount importance to Romina furniture. It is difficult if not impossible to quantify the importance of Safety when present and in effect but it is rather easy and very unfortunate to see when Safety is missing. We have made it a priority to include the safest and most innovative technologies in the manufacturing of our baby furniture.
All our products are periodically tested and certified for safe operation. All our furniture meets and exceeds all Consumer Product Safety Commission code of regulations in effect. We are going further and we are incorporating the latest and most efficient technologies currently available in furniture making. All our furniture (not only cribs) are GREENGUARD Gold certified, all our drawers are standardly equipped with safe-closing drawers and anti-tipping systems. All our furniture is designed to be your child’s safest and most comfortable place to sleep and grow around.
Romina is a great advocate of environmental conservation and our entire manufacturing activity takes place with regards to our beautiful planet. We believe that offering future generations the best furniture is not enough as long as we don’t make everything in our powers to preserve their environment as well.
From Sustainable harvesting to renewable energy production, we are actively involved in recycling and conservation activities. Sustainable wood harvesting is not a slogan, it is a common sense practice of making sure that the same generations that you’re trying to help, will have an environment to help them as well. We have gladly implemented Eco-certification requirements for our wood suppliers as well as recycling and energy waste policies at our manufacturing plant near Bucharest, Romania. Last but not least, we are proudly manufacturing clean bio-fuel (Ethanol) from renewable sources. Yup, that’s very clean!