Smith & Fong introduces Malabar palm panel design
March 21, 2017 | 9:27 am CDT

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Bamboo and palm interior finishes manufacturer Smith & Fong Co. has launched Malabar, the latest in its line of Durapalm palm wood designs.

Inspired by the Malabar Coast region of southwest India, the Malabar panel is the second in a series of Durapalm panel designs derived from the Indian landscape.

The Malabar pattern comprises a series of offset, ovalesque carve-outs that evoke the traditional carving techniques and motifs of the region. The panel measures ¾ x 36 inches or 48 x 96 inches and is surface-treated with either a hand-rubbed poly or natural oil finish.

Applications include walls and ceilings as well as cabinetry, fixtures and furniture pieces. Durapalm products have been used in residential, commercial, retail and hospitality environments for more than 15 years. For further information see

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