Only wood is pure nature
Many surfaces of furniture, walls or ceilings now look like real wood, without having the slightest thing to do with this fascinating material from the forest: The artificially produced surfaces have neither the many positive properties of natural wood, nor were they produced in a particularly sustainable way. This can only be achieved by veneered surfaces, because these have been faced with the best part of the tree. A good example of the beauty of real wood is the Katharinenhof Hotel in the Austrian town of Dornbirn.
“A look into the interiors of this wonderful example of the attractiveness of veneered surfaces impressively shows the fine and unique effect that the natural product veneer can achieve”, explained Ursula Geismann, Secretary of Initiative Furnier + Natur (IFN). The four-star hotel in Dornbirn with its 39 rooms, an underground car park and a lobby with attached breakfast room on the ground floor has a special feature: For example, the hotel rooms completely made of prefabricated solid wood modules, with cross-laminated timber. In addition to European oak, fir wood reveals its full beauty as a surface finish. “The result can only be described as timelessly modern, comfortable and natural”