Call of the wild
A journey into the woods uncovers stunning alternatives to typical timber
Alexa Yablonski. Photography: Laura Johansen. -- Interior Design, 5/31/2002 12:00:00 AM
Cozzolino Ebonized C.O.R. (Conserve Our Resources) is a sustainable construction material made of oriented strand board. C.O.R. is lightweight, durable, and ideal for flooring and millwork. circle 295
Octopus Products Octoperf (top) is made of beech or maple veneer featuring decorative perforations. The newly introduced Octoweave (bottom) is woven maple or cherry applied to an MDF or plywood substrate. circle 296
Woodloop The textural quality of these Aspen acoustical panels is the result of high-pressure water jets that alter the wood's surface. The panels have a flame-retardant finish and can be custom-colored. circle 297
Radii Onion Skin's appealing luminescence is derived from an acrylic top layer bonded to a substrate such as flake board or MDF. circle 298
Collaborative This transparent cast rubber with walnut, maple, or cherry veneers is offered as 12-inch-square tiles and 2-by-4-foot mats. circle 299
Cozzolino This unusually dynamic pattern of oriented strand board is highly durable, thus ideal for flooring and cabinetry. circle 300
Piarottolegno Texluce's alternating sections of hardwood and acrylic offer an inspiring, modern look suitable for wall paneling, doors, staircases, and bespoke furniture. Available in maple, birch, beech, walnut, and oak. circle 301
Tabu Distinctive graining characterizes the Ebony and Teak reconstituted wood veneers from the Newood collection. circle 302
Green Mountain WildWoods This company searches out trees killed by disease and slices the wood into striking veneers suitable for furniture and lighting. The artfully scattered perforations in the Wormy Butternut veneer are courtesy of the appetite of the powder-post beetle. circle 303
Martin Fireproofing No need to quiet down with Fibroplank in place. Mixed with Portland cement, long-strand wood fibers have great acoustical properties for either indoor or outdoor use. circle 304
Call of the Wild sources
Collaborative 140 East 17th Street, 1C, New York, NY 10003.
Cozzolino Through Robin Reigi/Art & Objects, 601 West 26th Street, 2nd Mezzanine, New York, NY 10001; 212-924-5558.
Green Mountain WildWoods 104 Church Street, Suite 12, Burlington, VT 05401; 802-859-9663.*
Martin Fireproofing Through Robin Reigi/Art & Objects, 601 West 26th Street, 2nd Mezzanine, New York, NY 10001; 212-924-5558.
Octopus Products 200 Geary Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2B9, Canada; 877-628-6526.
Piarottolegno 160 Via Noalese, 30036 Santa Maria di Sala, Italy; 39-041-439-100.*
Radii Through Robin Reigi/Art & Objects, 601 West 26th Street, 2nd Mezzanine, New York, NY 10001; 212-924-5558.
Tabu 485 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632; 866-989-1111.
Woodloop Hauenkalliontie 2 B 41, FIN-02170, Espoo, Finland; 358-50-538-0630.*
* Found through Material ConneXion, a resource and research center for architecture, design, and industry. For further information, go to www.materialconnexion.com.
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