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The National Committee for the Development of Wood (CNDB) has been working for more than 30 years to promote and support the use of wood material in planning, construction and renovation. Its first theme for the year 2021 is the use of wood in interior design.

Furniture, floors, kitchens, bathrooms, decorative panels, trellises… wood sublimates every corner of our interiors. Infinitely customizable, it gives a certain aura to these living spaces. Full of the senses, it is as pleasant for the sight as it is for the touch, but also solicits our smell. Entering a world made of wood is a call for calm, an invitation to cocooning. No wonder, therefore, that it is very popular with both individuals and businesses.

Noble material, durable, malleable, wood is making a comeback. Whether it is an eco-responsible approach or a desire to pimp your interior, we can not do without it. Architects never tire of working and playing with its textures. Once appreciated for its robustness, it is now a staple in eco-construction and sustainable interiors. Wood is also very popular with companies, which see their workspaces as places of life and development. For example, the Public Health France headquarters, built by Atelier du Pont, is entirely clad in wood. “The building is entirely designed in wood, whether it is the framework, the floor, but also the facades and interior fittings. It is a workplace that cares about the well-being of users and is very pleasant to live in. We used construction processes and natural, recyclable materials, without solvents or plastic ”, explains Anne-Cécile Comar, architect and co-founder of Atelier du Pont, an architectural firm created in 1997.

Too much, the whole wood?
No, on the contrary! The wood can be worked in a rough way or in a more delicate way through decorative panels, furniture or even trellises. The possibilities are limitless ! “You have to find a harmony between the different types of wood, but you can play with stains, the different species, but also raw wood or not. This is what we did when building a self-sufficient hotel in Menorca. The wood, worked by local craftsmen, thus rubs shoulders with the stone extracted in-situ or in Menorcan quarries. Wood is predominant without ever being stifling! ”, rejoices Anne-Cécile Comar.

To learn more, visit Site et social networks of the CNDB. 

Visuals: 1, 2) Headquarters of Public Health France on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes
Architect and Interior Designer: Atelier du Pont (Anne-Cécile Comar & Philippe Croisier)
Client: Public Health France
© Karel Balas, Takuji Shimmura
3) Self-sufficient and ecological hotel in Menorca
Architect and Interior Designer: Atelier du Pont (Anne-Cécile Comar & Philippe Croisier)

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