Art and history seem to have an inspiring way of repeating themselves. The 1960’s French film movement called Cinema Verite or “truth cinema” valued naturalism and realism above all the creative aesthetics. Similarly, the most sophisticated styling in today’s high-end design finds its voice in the authenticity of natural materials, organic textures, and clean architectural lines.
The Vérité collection is crafted from random planks of sawn 5mm European White Oak veneers juxtaposed against distressed aluminum in an antiqued gunmetal finish. The veneers show all the hallmarks of naturally-aged wood, including knots and season splits. End grains are cut 10mm thick to accentuate the beauty of these natural characteristics. Unique to this collection is a special water-based topcoat from the residential flooring industry that offers exceptional protection without “wetting” the appearance or natural coloration of the wood. The result is a portfolio of original designs offering a sophisticated take on casual contemporary style.