by Raphael Navot
for oscar ono
An independent multidisciplinary, non-industrial designer.
Focussing on bespoke furniture design and made to measure interiors, Navot combines traditional craftsmanship with contemporary ‘savoir-fair’.
The collection is inspired by wooden medieval paving stones found in Navot’s home town of Paris. Famously using end-grain for its durability and stability.
More info www.raphaelnavot.com
A revolutionary wood flooring and wall covering marquetry.
Timeless patterns of preassembled End-Grain wood blocks on tongue & grove planks.
Resourced, tailored and assembled by Oscar Ono Paris
End Grain flooring is a traditional method used in the 19th century throughout Europe and America, mostly for factories, museums, bridges and board walks. The main reason for which End Grain floors covered such diverse applications is due to one to one outstanding feature – its strength.
The Algorithm Design prevents any repetition in the overall pattern and is the most impressive layout of the Foret Collection. However, individual patterns can be selected, board by board, for a project specific design.
FORÊT MIX (MODELES MIX PATTERN)
ROOF RIGHT + ROOF LEFT
Assembly of the Boards
Thanks to the tongue and groove board manufacturing, the end-grain wood blocks are installed as any other standard parquet following the cascade principal.
8MM European end-grain (5/16inch) + 12mm birch AAA-marine plywood (15/32 inch) = 20mm thick boards (3/4 inch). Female grooves on long sides + mobile Male tongue = installation as a normal parquet.