AFRICAN PADAUK, AFRICAN PADOUK
, CAMWOOD, BARWOOD, CORAIL, MBE, MBIL, NGULA, BOSULU, VERMILLION
Wood from the following tree species was used: Scots pine (Pinus silvestris) and padouk
(Pterocarpus soyauxii), representing respectively a softwood and a tropical hardwood species.
Following a recurrent Mido theme of classic styling, the collection has a 'post-retro' flavour combining aluminium, acetate and a variety of exotic woods: amourette, ebony, padouk
Late George II parcel-gilt rosewood, padouk
and sabicu breakfront bookcase by Thomas Chippendale and his Scottish partner James Rannie.
One such is a delightful padouk
and brass mounted mah-jong set dating from around 1890.
From such exotic wood species as zebrawood, padouk
, pecan, and others, kaleidoscopic patterns are woven into what looks more like furniture than flooring.