Made in Italy, M.A.B.E.F. has been making simple studio and sketch box easels for over 70 years. All of the easels are made of strong, solid, reliable, and long-lasting wood. M.A.B.E.F. easels are not over-technological or sophisticated; they simply work well. M.A.B.E.F. exports its products to nearly 60 countries all over the world. The wood used is top quality solid beech, coming from certified forest areas where immediate replanting is guaranteed.