BACK TO NATURE

Architect and Interiors India|May 2020

BACK TO NATURE
VENEER IS BEING USED INNOVATIVELY IN HOTEL LOBBIES, FOR WALL TREATMENTS AND MODERN LIGHTING DESIGN
ARUNA RATHOD

A sophisticated look with Mystique by Greenlam.

Wood veneer has been showcased nearly everywhere — it’s a versatile material that has grown in popularity in recent years, as designers and savvy consumers are attracted to natural materials.

Parul Mittal, director, Greenlam Industries.

Each species of wood throughout the world has its own unique colour, grain pattern and even scent. The final appearance of wood depends on how it is sliced or cut, and staining can alter its colour and the depth of the grain. Protective layers can be added with a polyurethane coating, which can also add a shine to the surface. Timber has been used for the framing of houses, external cladding and joinery in traditional construction for many years, but it has also been used in interiors as a major decorative element.

Oak Charcoal veneer by Greenlam.

Wood is versatile and used for wood flooring, timber wall panelling, solid or timber veneer doors, skirtings, mouldings, window joinery, kitchen joinery and, of course, furniture. The look of wood can transform virtually any room in your home or office. In residential design, natural wood veneer wall covering can create an exclusive space to suit your needs and add a touch of class.

HDBX Red Oak by Greenlam.

CONTEMPORARY TRENDS

Eucalyptus, mahogany, walnut and rosewood are some of the wood species that are extremely premium. Veneers from these trees lend class and poise to spaces. Parul Mittal, director, Greenlam Industries, believes that veneers highlight the perfect imperfections of wood, giving interiors a unique look with detailed textures. “In the past couple of years, smoke charred veneers that emit a smoked and rustic effect are gaining demand in the interior and décor industry. In addition to that, digital veneers are trending today, which allows one to have your chosen design on the veneer sheet. Digital veneers give your creativity and more of a free reign to experiment as well,” she states.

Wall effects by Greenlam.

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