Product watch: Elegante Veneers from Havwoods

With versatility, flexibility and sustainability at the heart of the range, the new Elegante Veneers collection is part of Havwoods’ new journey to enhance its product portfolio to offer ranges that go beyond the floor…

oak veneer headboard with framed pictures and vase above bed

The launch of Elegante Veneers collection from Havwoods, 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 a grain neutral timber that can be easily coloured and processed to create beautifully dynamic surface solutions that replicate any timber species.

grey oak veneer wall panels from Havwoods in bathroom with white freestanding bath and wooden stool alongside

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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 subtle curved surfaces.

rosewood Elegante Veneer from Havwoods

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Across the collection, customers can choose a combination of 12 colours, 15 shapes and three 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.

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