Alpi’s first finished panel collection, the ALPI-On, has won a Gold Award at the Elements of Innovation Awards at this year’s woodworking machinery and materials exhibition, the W Exhibition and Elements show.
Created to offer the design market a new and inspiring take on surface design, the leading decorative surfaces producer, known for its use of reconstituted wood veneer, has created the new 12-strong collection with the contract market in mind. Designed to be an interior facing material, each panel features different grains, colours and depths to reflect the beauty of natural wood. They are also clad on both sides and can have a varnished, brushed or smooth finish.
On winning the award, Alpi SpA’s Pier Luigi Corti says: “To win an Elements of Innovation Award is a great honour for our company. The whole team have worked hard to create this new collection and every design within the range offers a unique and appealing aesthetic. We’re confident the market will respond positively to our latest designs and explore the possibilities they offer.”
Independent judge and acting CEO of the British Woodworking Federation, Helen Hewitt says: “I chose Alpi because of the creative nature of the new collection. My background in wallpaper design has opened by eyes to how spaces can be connected by patterns, surfaces and colour. I immediately migrated towards these designs because of their unique colour range and vivid textures. I can clearly see this being used in the interiors and hotel sector. It’s truly inspiring.”
Independent Judge, Paul Lighterness adds: “We live in a visual world and to me, this product is visually striking. It stood out because of its contrasting colours and exciting patina. It’s pushed the boundaries of design and that is what innovation is all about.”