Eco-cement and old wood mix and blend in this master bedroom featuring strong contrasts and composed of a double bed, a four-door wardrobe, an open-shelf bookcase and a chest-of-drawers.
The Plana bed features four long planks of the same size that protrude gracefully from either side of the bed creating two practical shelves used as bedside tables. They can be fitted with purpose-designed metal trays. The Plana bed is shown here made entirely of steamed solid spruce. The feet are in shaped wood strengthened with metal on the inside. A material as ancient as old wood is daringly paired with modern, contrasting eco-cement used here on the doors and carcasses of the wardrobe and bookcase. As a counterpoint, the strong character and vibrant grain of wood is used on the drawer fronts and open shelves: a really effective pairing.
This wardrobe with old wood doors is a more traditional yet very original alternative because it uses wood salvaged from antique objects. The contrast with the Talpa-coloured wardrobe interior is extremely sophisticated. Old wood doors and drawers are constructed from panels made of three layers of which only the outer one is in old wood. The other two are in new Spruce wood. Consequently, the reverse side of doors and drawer fronts are in new Spruce wood varnished with a finish that is similar to the colour of old wood. The edges reveal the three layers of which the panel is composed.
Not all our furniture can be made of old wood. The Plana bed and the Quadra chest-of-drawers are made of steamed Spruce. Wood is steamed in special kilns where contact with water vapour at a temperature of over 90° evens out its colour which becomes darker than the original. This is how we create attractive combinations consisting of an old wood wardrobe with a bed and a drawer unit in a different finish. The solid wood Quadra drawer unit shown here is made of steamed wood. The side panel, where front, top and bottom panels meet creating a sort of frame that allows the drawers to be opened, is particularly appealing.