Wilsonart, a manufacturer of decorative engineered surfaces, traveled from coast to coast gathering inspiration for its newest collection. From the pine fields in Pennsylvania to whiskey barrels in Kentucky and the discovery of the modern marquetry movement in California, each design in the collection reflects today’s trends, while offering sustainable solutions.
From gently weathered to intricately crafted, the 23 additions of the newly created Artfully Repurposed Woods Collection to the Wilsonart Virtual Design Library, tell a story of America’s spirited history while honoring sustainability practices. The Artfully Repurposed Woods collection combines beautifully weathered woodgrain patterns as well as designs inspired by the resurgence of craft through the Modern Marquetry movement.
Marquetry, the art of applying decorative inlays to a structure to create elaborate designs, emphasizes the importance of reusing and recycling materials. The clean, geometric lines of these designs contrast with the warm, weathered woodgrains for a collection that adds a touch of modern comfort.
“Because of the history of the craft, marquetry designs can easily fit in a traditional space full of antiques or in a more contemporary setting,” said Andrea Flint, Wilsonart Designer. “Modern marquetry and beautifully aged woodgrains add something unexpected to a space, and there is a real demand for that in the market.”
According to the company, a combination of reusing and repurposing by crafters and artisans, as well as the love of patterns, made Modern Marquetry’s revival inevitable. As a prerequisite for all Wilsonart Laminates, this sustainably-mindful collection follows the stringent third-party credentials for indoor air quality.
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