No great designer can shy away from timber, a material used for construction since 10 200 BC. It’s warmth, grain and texture make it the prefect addition or feature to any design style. That is why timber design is essential.
Rustic Timber Design
Raw timber beams, flooring and cabinetry add to any space. Contrasted against stark white walls the timber stands out and draws the eye. Using the rough elements of the structure highlights the grain and texture of the wood while creating a feature out of the building elements.
Traditional Timber Design
Moulded timber panelling is synonymous with the Traditional style. The grain of the rich timber is a great touch to add to the classic design. Due to the nature and craftsmanship associated with the style, rich deep tones with heavy grains work best, all varnished and polished to a faultless shine.
Industrial Timber Design
Before steel there was timber. Timber was the hard working heavy duty material of it’s day, used for columns, roof construction and floors. Steel is an element that is generally accepted as being Industrial’s own, but timber will always have it’s place in building. Raw elements and rough finishes keep to the Industrial aesthetic.
Minimalist Timber Design
Being the cold and unforgiving style Minimal is, it very well warmed by the addition of timber. Linear grains and straight lines work best with the harshly edged style. The stark palette allows the timber to stand out, even if it is only added lightly and not as a main material.
Eclectic Timber Design
Whether in it’s natural form, raw, or varnished, or even painted, timber adds a new element to any design. In this Eclectic style the moulded timber panels are painted to add vibrant colour and are a feature of a room with a lot going on. The parquet floors remind us of how timber, in it’s more natural state, can add a classic touch to any design.
Timber’s versatility, strength and look all make it a material not to be over looked or underestimated. It has its place in construction, and therefore it’s place in design is firmly rooted.
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