Wow: Vividly Colored Wood Flooring Is Made by Hand (Video)

Marbelous Wood Snedker Studio© Snedker Studio

It's not often that one gets excited over flooring (well, maybe these recycled cork penny tiles) but it's hard to resist the vibrant charms of Marbelous Wood, a line of handmade wood flooring that uses an unique coloring technique that produces pastel, tree-like rings.

Created by Danish artist Pernille Snedker Hansen, each board is painstakingly colored by hand in a process that emphasizes freeform, organic yet "supernatural" details. It's neat to see the process in action:

Marbelous Wood Snedker Studio© Snedker Studio
Marbelous Wood Snedker Studio© Snedker Studio

In addition to beautifully patterned flooring, Snedker also makes art, wall decor / panelling using the same technique (also available for purchase -- we wonder if Snedker might be using recycled wood or sustainably-sourced materials?). From the snedker┬░studio website:

Marbelous Wood is not representational of wood; it is the dream of wood, a supernatural wood. Like reading a book and dreaming away to another place, escaping to the colourful forest cabin. Patterns are created using the traditional aqueous surface design technique of marbling, traditionally a technique from bookbinding, which has been re-purposed and turned into a three-dimensional surface for interior design purposes. [..]

Marbelous Wood Snedker Studio© Snedker Studio

The applied decoration engages in a dialogue with the natural growth rings of the underlying wood.

Marbelous Wood reveals the mysteries in wood, exposing its story and the immense details embodied in nature.

Marbelous Wood Snedker Studio© Snedker Studio

Now that's flooring: functional yet unassuming, this is a lovely way to bring out the details hidden in natural materials, and to also to revive old creative techniques at the same time. More details over at snedker┬░studio.

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