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Tradition and modern mix - the place of wood in contemporary interiors

Wood is like a film that has been watched many times or a good old CD. Although we can choose from an increasing number of modern materials, such as MDF, linoleum or melamine, we keep selecting wood to our interiors. Where does this attachment stem from? Why are designers faithful to using wood in their projects? What makes them so passionate about it?

Aleksandra Żuławska, Senior Marketing Specialist

Wood is a material that has been used for centuries to create small or big constructions, everyday objects and, above all, furniture. When people acquired the ability to process wood, it became the basic material used for furnishing all types of interiors.

Competition

Over the last decades there has been intense rivalry between plastic and wood in the area of interior design. Plastic has become a material that is widely available, cheap, as well as easy to process and maintain. However, despite all these features, it is wood that has remained the basic material used by designers. Apart from its universality, wood enriches every interior and is a real "eye-catcher."

Timeless chic

 

Why has wood survived for centuries as a material used to manufacture furniture and what makes it so unique that it comes back to interior design trends like a boomerang? First of all, wood is an extremely elegant material which gives each space a timeless charm. Moreover, it is solid, durable and resistant. Even if wood ages, it does it with dignity ‒ the passage of time ennobles wooden elements and structures.

Thanks to its universal and versatile character, wood can be easily combined with other materials and textures. This is clearly visible in modern design trends and the approach adopted by designers who are increasingly eager to combine wood with non-obvious materials, such as patterned fabrics, linoleum or structural laminates. As a result, they create beautiful and unique, yet often surprising, designer mixes.

Wood vs office trends

Research shows that the presence of natural materials in the office acts as a buffer that reduces stress and has a positive impact on employees' well-being[1].

 

The history has shown that designers and architects are passionate about working with wood. However, also contemporary trends encourage interest in this material, proving that it can become an ideal solution and a perfect complement to many different spaces. That is why, one of the most important principles of the biophilic design trend, according to which people strive to live in harmony with nature, is to place a large amount of greenery and natural materials in the space. This interior design style is frequently chosen by employers nowadays because, as research shows, wooden furnishing elements improve employees' job satisfaction, stimulate their creativity and increase their efficiency[2].

Our flats and homes are the places where we often use wood. Furniture and accessories made of wood add the feeling of warmth and cosiness to our private interiors. Therefore, designers are increasingly eager to move the home-like atmosphere into office spaces, applying not only patterned woollen fabrics but also wooden furniture. Wood can be used in the home office design style in many different forms, from the entire structure made of solid wood or veneer to single wooden elements, such as legs, desktops or handles.

[1] Velarde, M. D., Fry, G. and Tveit, M. (2007). Health effects of viewing landscapes – Landscape types in environmental psychology. “Urban Forestry & Urban Greening”.

[2] Human spaces report. (2015). Biophilic Design in the Workplace

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