DESIGN DETAIL | BURL WOOD VENEER

When researching for projects I often find myself coming across trends + micro trends. One I'm loving at the moment is the use of Burl Wood veneer, which been gathering momentum since 2019. My favourite type is the Mappa Wood, it looks almost like silk + has so much depth + warmth to it.

Mappa Burl wood veneer


One thing I have found it that it's hard to find off the shelf furniture clad in the Burl Wood veneer in the UK, it seems that the USA are much bigger fans! However there are some great vintage finds to be had. For now it looks like I'll have to design my own Burl Wood console table as I haven't been able to find exactly what I am looking for just yet.


Below I have put together a few interiors which have used the finish beautifully in their designs.


This stunning Mattina Desk has been designed by Danielle Siggerud + featured in her home.


Sideboards are one way to introduce the Burl wood into scheme. The pattern added warmth, interest + texture into a space.

Image 2 photo: Jonas Ingersted Photography


Opasly Tom Restaurant in Warsaw has an amazing materials palette with walls + joinery clad in the striking veneer.

Design: Buck Studio

Photography: PION Basia Kuligowska, Przemysław Nieciecki


I love this combination, the Art Deco feel of the table looks great with the modern lines of the table lamp whilst the grey/ green walls really make it stand out.

Design: Arent & Pyke

Photo: Tom Ferguson


This conference room lounge in Moda Operandi's Hew York office looks more like a plush living room. Here the designers have use of a midcentury-modern burl wood coffee table adds to the warmth.

Designer: Lauren Santo Domingo with architect + interior designer Daniel Romualdez.

Photo: Joshua McHugh

Seth Meyers's Manhattan Duplex designed by Ariel Ashe and Reinaldo Leandro includes this floating console from Ruemmler.

Photography: Shade Degges

Styling: Colin King