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Marbelous Wood wins a Wallpaper* Design Award

Crafts Collection’s ‘Marbelous Wood’ by Pernille Snedker Hansen receives a Wallpaper* Design Award 2012.

by Danish Crafts

Photo: Stamers Kontor.

The unique flooring ‘Marbelous Wood’ receives a Wallpaper* Design Award in the category ‘best faking it’, which celebrates optical illusions and a creative treatment of materials. Pernille Snedker Hansen has created an outstanding product where function and aesthetics interact in new ways. Marbelous Wood challenges the conventional use of wood in interior design. To create Marbelous Wood Pernille Snedker Hansen reinstated an ancient marbling technique that gives the wood an almost supernatural, organic, colourful and vibrant expression. The patterns interact with the natural growth rings in the wood. Since 2009, Pernille Snedker Hansen has developed visual surfaces for use in interior design.

‘Marbelous Wood’ is included in Crafts Collection 15 and over the past year or so, the colourful floor has attracted considerable attention. First, the floor was nominated for the Biennale Prize at the Biennale for Craft and Design 2011, and at the launch of Crafts Collection 15 at Maison&Objet, Marbelous Wood came third in a competition for ‘best project on show’.