THE WAL LCOVERING WOOD C LADDING
The new way to add warmth to a room? Real timber scales, as seen at Mexico City restaurant Canalla Bistro
We’ve been inspired to add texture to our walls. Laid out in an overlapping formation that resembles scales, this wood wall cladding at Canalla Bistro in Mexico City shows just how chic and cosy timber can be. Created by Barcelona design outfit Francesc Rifé Studio and made from a mixture of Spanish and Mexican timbers, the panelling is intended to link the restaurant’s new South American location and its sister venue in Valencia, Spain. The effect provides almost all the decoration the space needs and is complemented by honey-coloured wood furniture and dark brick-tiled floors, giving the interior of this eatery a contemporary yet warm and welcoming feel.
Want to steal the look? Turn to Dutch brand Wonderwall Studios (wonderwallstudios.com), which uses salvaged wood to create wallcoverings in a wide range of patterns and textures, or Belgian company Teak Your Wall (teakyourwall.com), which creates installations from recycled Indonesian teak.
FOR A CONTEMPORARY TAKE ON WOOD PANELLING, CLAD YOUR WALL IN OVERLAPPING TIMBER BLOCKS