Cool Wallpaper Alternative: Sculptural Wooden Wall Coverings
Two-dimensional wallpaper can liven up a plain wall surface, but it’s still flat, and probably not very interesting in its own right (unless it changes color, lights up or features fold-out elements.) Moving beyond mere wall coverings and into something more akin to sculpture, these wooden panels by MOKO interior are like large-scale art pieces.
The undulating lines and tactile qualities invite you to run your hand along its surface, interacting with it rather than just observing it from a distance. Ridges and valleys within the wood catch the light in such a way that the patterns in each design change throughout the day.
The Hungarian design firm debuted 12 unique wall panels in 2014, each inspired by patterns found in nature. They’re made of sustainably-sourced oak, eastern black walnut and other hardwood veneers in finishes ranging from matte to gloss.
Referring to their designs as ‘vertical sculptures,’ Moko explains that the thin, flexible veneer is easy to mold and shape for a real-wood finish that’s not nearly as heavy or costly as solid wood. The panels can be purchased in various quantities to custom-fit virtually any wall size or shape.