Trends: Wood! Chunks, Slabs & Planks

Trends: Wood! Chunks, Slabs & Planks

Mark Chamberlain
Jan 30, 2009
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More from the Paris trade show, Maison&Objet — "Oh duh," you think, "of course you make tables out of wood." Not necessarily in some circles, where slick design is often equated with slick surfaces. Wood was everywhere, often in large chunks and slabs, which would run to a scale that you'd suspect was bigger than the room purported to house said object. Wood at Maison was rough and reclaimed, boxy and barky, and for the first time since the Middle Ages we're going to see real wood in real kitchens in a way that is soft and organic — hold the formica, please. We'll start with a few tables, and then move to room dividers and beyond...

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