Surface Effective

Generally, binding wood and resin together results in a surface that is a grim dilution of one of those materials; the worst of all possible worlds, if you will. So I am thrilled to come upon Lamellux, a French manufacturer of exquisite and inventive architectural surfaces which unite the two substances in sculptural ways. An example of their Quertec line is shown above, featuring bubinga wood. Too new for photos, but I promise you it's magnifique: the Nida series, in which a delicate honeycomb of aluminum is embedded in a contoured matrix.