Timber is the material of the moment in interior design, driven by its ability to combine well with any colours and materials. There is growing consumer demand for woodgrains in every room of the home, with applications including kitchen cabinetry, shelving and bedroom and bathroom furniture. 

The warmth, depth of colour and tactile properties of woodgrains also mean they are a strong trend in furniture and interior fit-outs for commercial, retail, hotel and leisure projects.

There are over 30 Swiss Krono One World woodgrains, allowing furniture manufacturers and designers to achieve the look they want in domestic, leisure and commercial applications – pictured on the shelving units is St Petersburg Oak in the Synchro Oak texture

Oak is enduringly popular because of the wider interior design trend for warm neutrals and its perception as a timeless classic. At the same time, grey continues to be the base tone of all the major colour and material trends, from light through to dark, and this is evident in woodgrains, natural stones and solid colours.

Barcelona Walnut from the Swiss Krono One World Collection is a popular choice for kitchen cabinetry and panelling – its warm grey base tones give it the design flexibility to partner with a wide range of colours and materials

Responding to this trend, Swiss Krono has developed new woodgrains such as Barcelona Walnut and Dublin Oak which are modern and warm in character and can work well across a range of furniture applications. 

The light-coloured New York Oak from Swiss Krono’s One World Collection has been paired with the warmer shade of Dublin Oak on the shelving display in this living room, delivering the relaxed, modern feel that is associated with Scandi-style 

Advances in print and surface technology mean that these days, it is possible to have the best of both worlds when you want woodgrain finishes. Laminates and MFC mirror the natural beauty and warmth of timber yet offer the benefits of UV-resistant hard-wearing materials that are easy to maintain. The products are very easy to machine and work with compared with natural timber, with no need for sanding, sealing or re-sealing.

Swiss Krono, with its expertise in wood-based materials, is at the vanguard of advanced decorative printing and perfectly matched inline embossed surface textures, providing the market with a range of woodgrain finishes that meet customer needs and market trends. This allows furniture manufacturers and designers to achieve the look they want in domestic, leisure and commercial applications.

There are six One World surface textures currently available, with every one offering a different tactile look and feel – above is the One Wood texture and below is the Synchro Oak texture

In Swiss Krono’s new One World collection there is a choice of over 30 woodgrain finishes in oak, ash, elm, beech, walnut, marron and hickory, in six realistic textures that each offers a different tactile look and feel. One World also includes the innovative Touch range, featuring the latest registered embossed technology to expertly recreate the natural look and feel of real wood and stone.

Says Paul Mullings, export sales director of Swiss Krono: “Our aim is to offer an ever-increasing range of décors and perfectly matched textures to emulate nature’s finest elements in a product that’s easy and simple to use.  

“Our fashionable woodgrains have been developed with such an attention to detail that they are hard to tell from the real thing. With the flexibility to choose from different substrates to suit manufacturing needs, One World decorative panels are ideal for both domestic and commercial settings.”

The comprehensive collection includes a creative choice of 253 options in total, with a wide selection of new designs and surface textures in metallics, abstracts, concretes and plain colours in addition to woodgrains.

Barcelona Walnut is one of the 31 woodgrains from the Swiss Krono One World Collection

All of the One World woodgrains are available as a melamine or a laminate, including all registered embossed décors, with matching ABS edging as standard. They can all be combined with a variety of different substrates including chipboard, MDF of all types (including both fire- and water-resistant) and compact density fibreboard (CDF). 

The One World Collection is exclusively available through International Decorative Surfaces which has 13 branches nationwide, and with their extensive stockholding and rapid product availability are geared to meet the just in time needs of furniture manufacturers. Each of the 253 décors is available in five working days from order and has no minimum order quantity, offering unrivalled flexibility. IDS is also holding the most popular-selling décors, plus a selection of bespoke designs, ex-stock which can be delivered to a customer’s door in just 24-48 hours.

A premium quality Design Box is available for the collection. This includes three distinct swatch fans for woodgrains, colours and metallics to see and appreciate every décor, plus a lifestyle brochure and fold out swatch chart offering the full range to view.  

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