LE KLINT is all about "Made in Denmark", craftsmanship and design.
These types of stories we really would like to focus on in the future. We will be telling many stories about passion within LE KLINT, our staff, our team but also, ever so often, the little stories we find along the way.
Today we are introducing you to Palle Würtz from That Do Wood. So, join us on this amazing journey of passion for craftsmanship passion for design Made In Denmark, says CEO at LE KLINT, Kim Weckstrøm Jensen.
A few years ago while visiting customers with my Nordic Sales Manager Thorbjørn, we stopped at a lighting shop in Holstebro, where it wasn’t the lighting that caught my eye but a beautiful table, made out of a rough piece of natural wood. The simplicity and everything within it brought me right back to my Nordic background. I absolutely fell in love with it and then I was told the story about how it was made by this young guy called Palle who is also an army veteran. I bought the table, I still have it and I love it every day. We have kept in contact over the last 2 years and we have found out that we share a strong common interest. Passion for craftsmanship and passion for design, says CEO at LE KLINT, Kim Weckstrøm Jensen.
Palle Würtz from That Wood Do and CEO at LE KLINT, Kim Weckstrøm Jensen share a passion for great craftsmanship and design.
Young PSTD War Veteran - now runs his own company
Not once but Twice, Palle Würtz has served his country out in Afghanistan. Since returning from Afghanistan it has been a daily struggle to get through each day. On both occasions, he had to lead a team of soldiers on the front lines. Unfortunately, he has returned home with invisible scars. Being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress, has not stop this war hero from finding a way to keeping himself in good stead.
Palle now has his own company called That Wood Do, located in Holstebro Denmark. Both he and his small team, some who are also veterans and facing similar traumas, creates beautifully handcrafted bespoke wooden furniture.
Working with raw materials, making furniture is the best therapy I could ever receive. It’s my medicine. Right now, repurposing a tree that comes into my workshop gives my life real purpose. I’m alive with a work team that feels like a community. We take care of each other the best we can. Whenever I feel overwhelmed about life or for my workers, which usually occurs at night, I just head out to my workshop and immediately I get this great sense of relief, as soon as I start working with all the different types of wood, states Palle Würtz and continues:
My designs have to be sustainable. Not just for me, but for my fellow workers too. It is very important that all of our creations are Made in Denmark and our working environment stays as flexible and organic as possible, in all aspects. If an employee cannot face coming into work one day, I totally understand and do
my best to accommodate where I can, so he can still feel assured that he still has a job.
Outside of work, I am very open with others about dealing with Post Traumatic Stress - PSTD – I do what I can to help bring even more awareness around this taboo subject. I believe, the more you give the more you receive and I try to live up to this motto every day. I have hired a guy who earns more than I do, so that when I am having a hard day dealing with the Post Traumatic Stress, I do not have the added worry of the company still running and functioning as it should. I have secured the future of That Wood Do so when the day comes, when I have to step down from my
responsibilities, I can rest assured that the company will continue to keep on going, in capable and safe hands, that has the same respect and passion for wood as I do.
That Do Wood in Holstebro creates beautifully handcrafted bespoke wooden furniture.