BAAR, SWITZERLAND/COLOGNE, GERMANY – Global hardwood and veneer specialist Danzer is presenting new products: Innovative wood surfaces Danzer Linea, Figura und Vintage Style. Improved and economic 3D-Veneer inner layers. Material composites for automotive, furniture or architectural applications. All new products combine a high quality appearance with industrial usability and affordability.
At the world’s leading trade fair for the furniture supplier industry and interior design Danzer showcases its product range. With the new materials and visual appearances, customers can turn their ideas into reality – which explains this year’s slogan of Danzer’s fair booth: Imagine. "Our customers are first looking for ideas – and then they wish to actually have their concepts realized. That’s why we offer new materials and open up new applications; but we put as much emphasis on how to industrialize new ideas and implement them in a reliable and economic way," explains Danzer Speciality Division’s CEO Eckart Schmitt.
Linea, Figura und Vintage Style
Examples for new surfaces are Danzer Linea und Danzer Figura. Danzer Linea is a cut-to-size high quality veneer, which exhibits an attractive rift cut appearance. Made from the real species, industrial process ensures a reliable and cost-effective supply. Danzer presents Linea in Cologne in four wood species: American Walnut, American White Oak, European Birch and Silver Birch.
For Danzer Figura a technical process creates highly decorative figured veneers, which virtually can not be distinguished from a natural grown figure. The Danzer method mimics the natural process that results in figured veneers. This ensures that the grain structure of the wood is persistently altered and the visual appearance will not fade over time. At Interzum 2013, Danzer Figura Anigre and European Sycamore are being presented.
Danzer Vintage Style Veneers overcome the traditional limitations of genuine vintage wood - to be best suited for individual projects - they allow industrial applications with this kind of rustic veneers: the production process just accelerates the natural aging process. Vintage Style is currently available in European Oak.
At the fair, Danzer also showcases examples for various applications. E.g. Metro Goldwyn Myers film studios in Beverly Hills, California have been fitted with Danzer Vinterio Sapele; the studios present their Academy Award Oscars in front of this high-quality wood surface. Danzer Vinterio’s product range is newly completed with the wood species Eucalyptus und Anigre.
Industrial Danzer 3D-Furniere
Furniture brand Herman Miller recently introduced in North America an iconic design for first time made of wood: the Eames Molded Wood Side Chair – realized with Danzer’s patented 3D-Furnier.
More than 70 years ago, Charles and Ray Eames experimented with molded wood. As the designers pushed the material as far as it could go at that time, they surrendered to the design process that ultimately led to their Molded Plastic Chair. With Danzer 3D-Veneer the classic shell has now been realized in wood and is being produced at an industrial scale in the USA.
Danzer 3D-Veneer also allowed to realize US-furniture company Geiger’s Clamshell chair family, which instantly won the Best of NeoCon—Gold Award in the seating category.
The ever broader usability of 3D-Veneer is supported by a completely new development of 3D-inner layers. They exhibit superior physical properties and make 3D-moulded parts more cost-effective. Danzer is going to expand their production capacity for the new 3D-inner layers step by step.
An impressive example for the use of 3D-Veneers is showcased in an assembly hall at the United Nations HQ in New York. Danzer donated American White Oak and 3D-Veneers for the furniture in the Trusteeship Council Chamber. They are being used in three different ways: plain, as form following 3D-Veneer on the curved table tops for the delegates, and as 3D-mould for the chairs of the Danish brand One Collection.
Visitors of the Danzer fair booth can participate daily in a drawing for Danzer’s natural WOOD COVER for iPad, which uses natural 3D-Veneer to cover the tablet’s organic shape.
Danzer’s ability to combine wood with other materials is highlighted by an extraordinary example from the automotive industry: Aluminum Beaufort, a development for German car maker Audi, exhibits aluminum pinstripes as an elegant accent.
Danzer is a leading quality hardwood company. The company employs approximately 2,000 employees and services customers from 21 sales offices worldwide. Founded in 1932, the family oriented company is managed by a member of the third generation. Danzer owns and manages forests sustainably and produces veneer, timber and innovative value-added wood products for decorative purposes. Danzer products are being used in high-quality furniture, automobiles, interior architecture and other applications. For further infomation, see Danzer.com
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