NU International Dec 20/Jan 21, interior part NU buyer's magazine no 01 2021 - Page 12

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ESSENTIAL WOOD
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INTARSIA FURNITURE
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HOUSE NORDIC
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ESSENTIAL WOOD As the name suggests , this trend places wood front and centre in the home . Medium dark types of wood , rather than very light or very dark types , dominate this trend . Black wood is used as a contrast to the different natural wood colours , and the absence of any other colours lets the wood really stand out and take centre stage . - Looking at trends more broadly , wood is significant not only in interior design but also in architecture , applied art , and furniture . Types of long lasting wood are used to ensure durability against time and the elements , even in the harsh Nordic nature . The fact that we ’ re seeing so much wood in the interior trends
has to do with a general tendency where people want to be closer to nature . Bringing wood into the home is just one of the ways that we can add a touch of nature or an outdoorsy feel to our home , explains trend researcher Anja Bisgaard Gaede , who underlines that the variation of different types of wood within the trends is huge - it ’ s not just about hardwoods and high-quality wood species . One of the new things is Black Wood - types of wood which aren ’ t just dark brown but actually black . For instance , architect Bjarke Ingels Group has used black wood as facing on Badehusene in Aarhus Ø . The black wood is specially made using a method inspired by an
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old Japanese technique in which the wood is heat treated and then burnt . - There are many options when it comes to wood . We ’ re seeing plywood , chipboard , and more exclusive kinds of wood . We ’ re seeing wood facings both on the inside and the outside of houses . We ’ re seeing plank tables , shelves and bookcases , small wooden figures , wood sculptures , wood panels on walls and ceilings , and frames on sofas and beds where the wooden frames are displayed proudly rather than hidden away . Wood is everywhere , and it ’ s a tendency that isn ’ t going anywhere for a while , Anja Bisgaard Gaede explains .