-- Interior Design, 5/1/2008 12:00:00 AM
manufacturer: Weitzner Limited.
standout: Bark paper and chromed paper, an odd couple at first glance, are actually a match made in heaven.
"I love the juxtaposition of the silvery foil with the bark paper, this incredibly earthy yet ethereal material," Lori Weitzner says. Lattice, which took 18 months to create, is made from fig-tree bark that's steamed, pressed, and spliced, then either bleached or colored. A matte top coat of water-based sealer is applied over chromed paper fused to the bark, enabling the product to receive a class A rating for commercial use—but not ensuring a precisely uniform color, Weitzner warns. The shades shift subtly, depending on the tone of the bark. "I love it," she says, "when nature is really the one in control." 888-609-5551; weitznerlimited.com. circle 428