The Larch used to craft Eiger is native to the milder temperatures of the northerly hemisphere, populating the lowlands of the north and dominating the mountains of central Europe. In the past, Larch was recognised for its healing qualities, a feature still relevant in contemporary society where Larch’s bark is used in baths to relieve symptoms of rheumatism.
Larch was typically used as a building material in the 19th century, during the growing influence of the British empire. Each knot, crack and saw mark of Eiger carries with it a tale from years ago and this is consistent with the age of this wood. We extracted Eiger from a barn in the Swiss alps, originally used to house farm machinery for tending nearby fields.