Elegante Veneers by Havwoods
The launch of Elegante Veneers takes wood surfaces to another level, without compromising on sustainability or quality in the process. First introduced at Clerkenwell Design Week, the three-dimensional Elegante Veneers are made from reconstituted Italian ALPI veneer from Ayous trees. A tropical tree native to West and Central Africa, the Ayous tree is fast-growing and sustainably produced, offering grain-neutral timber that can be easily coloured and processed to create beautifully dynamic surface solutions that replicate any timber species.
The low-density structure means the veneer sheets are extremely lightweight compared to an alternate wood equivalent. As the products are sold in sheets, the result is a unique but colour-consistent flexible surface solution that can be installed on walls, ceilings, furniture, cabinetry and subtly curved surfaces.
Across the collection, customers can choose a combination of 12 colours, 15 shapes and 3 constructions, with the option for custom milling as well. To colour the veneer and create the 12 colour options that customers can choose from, thin layers of Ayous are bleached, stained and layered to replicate any grain or timber structure required, resulting in a realistic-looking wood without using endangered and exotic species. Once coloured, the layers of veneer are moulded and then CNC-machined to the requested profile shape.
The three-dimensional veneers are offered in a range of different surface styles including Fresato (milled), Costato (ribbed) and Ondato (waved). Each surface can be personalised to suit every preference, with each offering different levels of flexibility and adaptability to suit the surface in question.
The collection is designed to meet almost any application, no matter the size. From veneer-covered kitchen islands and furniture to feature wall and ceiling coverings, Elegante Veneers go above and beyond.