Gemla Fabrikers in action making a Bow Chair. At Helge River in Diö, in the heart of the old forests of Småland, lies Sweden's oldest furniture factory. Its inner sanctum, beech and ash are tamed into timeless furniture by skilled craftsmen who know which way the wood likes to bend. It has taken Linus and Fredrik several years to learn this method bending steamed solid wood into metal casts, taught by older craftsmen at Gemla. Bent wood is the pride of Gemla Fabrikers, local Swedish wood craftsmanship at its best!