Commercial + Residential
Marquetry and parquetry have long been symbols of extreme luxury, representing traditional old-world craftsmanship in their intricate patterns of hand-inlaid wood, marble, metal or leather. Time-intense and costly, these centuries-old techniques create a distinctive look that is often beyond the budget of most projects in 2019. But a new category of ready-made panels, tiles, planks, hides and off-the-roll wallcoverings is creating buzz about the design technique. Waterjet cutting, embossing and printing, combined with some careful hand work, create the effect of marquetry and parquetry—but at a fraction of the cost and with easy installation.