While visiting the Imm International Furnishing Show in Cologne and the Maison et Objet fair in Paris last January, it was quite evident that wood has made its comeback in interior design. The originality in its use lays in an innovative interpretation of this material. Wood takes the shape of plastic, metal or other industrial elements, bringing its characteristic warmness to pieces of furniture that we are used to seeing as very “cold”.
Latus Table by Artisan – solid wood furniture
Inspired by a vintage style, Artisan uses wood to transform it into smooth, curvy plastic-like tables. The result is a “soft” and very homely object of beautiful appearance.
Kelkheim by Philipp Kliem and Patrick Konig
With the typical look of a metallic industrial shelf, Kelkheim creates an unexpected effect thanks to the use of wood. The object is completely overthrown and functional minimalism becomes able to decorate a space with a gentle touch.
Dining Table by PearlinkWorld
Another striking trend concerning wood is that of mixing it to other materials. Together with concrete or plastic we get a fusion design between industry and nature. Together with resins, like in SDA Decoration’s pieces, we obtain a very unique, ultra natural style.
Together Chairs and Tables by Studio Marc Sadler
The sure thing we have learned this year is that wood will never stop surprising us with its infinite possibilities of use.
Photos by Matteo Cupella