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Ten projects that seamlessly integrate wood into the design

For this special lookbook sponsored by US-based wood design studio Madera, we've collected ten projects that use wooden products by the brand, including flooring, staircases and stylish exterior decking.
Timeless and neutral, wooden surfaces can add a hint of warmth to a space without distracting from other materials and can give rooms a lighter, more welcoming feel.

Aiming to bring the material's natural beauty into its client's spaces, Madera has specialised in creating wood flooring, millwork and furniture since it was founded in 2012. Its products range from white oak stairs to sustainable exterior decking and facades, and it offers a system called Seamless Wood Design that aims to ensure that wooden features in an interior complement each other.

This includes guaranteeing the stairs, architectural panels, grilles, vents, interior doors, cabinet fronts and millwork all match "seamlessly" with each other and the flooring, depending on the customer's wishes.

Here are ten projects where Madera's products showcase the versatile power of wood in adding subtle character to different spaces, including light-filled homes, classical New York apartments and a plant-filled restaurant.

Peconic House, New York, by Mapos

Peconic House, New York, by Mapos

Nestled into a hill overlooking a Long Island bay, this holiday home designed by New York studio Mapos was topped with a roof garden and clad in untreated, earthy materials that help it blend in with the surrounding site.

The earthy colours continue inside the home, with Madera's Northern White Oak Flooring paired with white walls across all the rooms to create bright, airy spaces.

Outside, the brand's grey-toned Hurricane recovered Ipe Decking accentuates the natural, weathered appearance of the exterior.

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Ledge House, Connecticut, by Desai Chia Architecture
Photo is by Paul Warchol

Ledge House, Connecticut, by Desai Chia Architecture

New York studio Desai Chia Architecture wrapped this hillside home in charred cedar, which is informed by the rocky nature of the Connecticut site. The home features a wooden deck and large windows that offer generous views across the landscape.

Inside, Wide Plank European Oak Flooring by Madera gives the interior a light feel that contrasts with the black exterior cladding.

The white walls are cut back at points to create recesses that have been lined with panelling from the same wood product – from Madera's Stockholm Collection – to match the flooring.

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Twentieth, California, by Woods + Dangaran
Photo is by Joe Fletcher

Twentieth, California, by Woods + Dangaran

Los Angeles-based studio Woods + Dangaran let nature take centre stage for this Santa Monica home, which has been built around a decades-old olive tree.

Made from white brick, the three-storey home wraps around a central courtyard and offers spaces for both internal and external living.

Madera's Wide Plank European Oak Flooring from its Stockholm Collection features throughout the interior, providing a warm backdrop for natural light that casts patterns across its neutral surface.

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Moore House, California, by Woods + Dangaran

Moore House, California, by Woods + Dangaran

Originally completed in 1965 by architect Craig Ellwood, this Los Angeles residence received a sensitive restoration by local studio Woods + Dangaran.

Contained within expansive glass walls set within a redwood frame, the home features an interior with wooden teak flooring and panelling by Madera.

To match the teak panelling on the walls, Madera created custom Reclaimed Teak Flooring for the project. Paired with the teak furnishings, the flooring brings a touch of warmth into the interior.

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NoMad Loft, New York, by Worrell Yeung
Photo is by Alan Tansey

NoMad Loft, New York, by Worrell Yeung

Decorative marble and brass feature in this renovated apartment in Manhattan, which New York-based design studio Worrell Yeung created to showcase classical materials in a contemporary setting.

Drawing from the history of the 1871 building, the studio kept the colour palette simple, aiming to draw focus to the materiality.

European Oak Flooring from Madera was used alongside curved, grey-plastered walls and black and white furnishings.

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Clinton Residence, New York, by Arnold Studio
Photo is by Nico Schinco

Clinton Residence, New York, by Arnold Studio

Brooklyn-based practice Arnold Studio aimed to combine old and new when adding this two-storey apartment to a historic brick house.

The practice used Madera's pale European Oak Flooring to add a lighter touch to the space that contrasts with the dark wood ceiling beams. White oak stairs using the same Madera product also brighten up the stairwell.

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The Cedars, New York, by Office of Tangible Space
Photo is by Charlie Schuck

The Cedars, New York, by Office of Tangible Space

Crisp white interiors and cedar cladding feature in this Long Island home, which was restored by Michael Yarinsky's Brooklyn studio named Office of Tangible Space.

Inside, Madera's European Oak Flooring was whitewashed and paired with white walls to create bright, light-filled spaces.

Black furnishings, doors and window frames contrast with the lightness of the rooms, giving the home a contemporary feel.

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Di An Di, New York, by Office of Tangible Space
Photo is by Charlie Schuck

Di An Di, New York, by Office of Tangible Space

Designed by Office of Tangible Space and New York designer Huy Bui, this interior was designed to be a bright, community-driven space for Brooklyn restaurant Di An Di.

Paired with distressed timber flooring and deep green walls, furniture and millwork made from Madera's American Ash were used to achieve the brand's vision of a simple, timeless interior.

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David Rubenstein Forum, Chicago, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Photo is by Brett Beyer

David Rubenstein Forum, Chicago, by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Named the best tall building of 2022 by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, this university building by Diller Scofidio + Renfro comprises six cantilevering blocks with large glazed facades.

Wide Plank Northern White Oak Flooring by Madera invites reflected light from the windows across its finished surface and is paired with wood-panelled walls and ceilings to give the lecture hall a warmer feel.

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Industrious at Equinox, New York, Industrious

The in-house design team at working space provider Industrious aimed to use "honest and timeless" materials for this co-working space at Equinox's Hudson Yards hotel and fitness club.

In line with Equinox's understated, yet luxurious aesthetic, Madera's Wide Plank European Oak Flooring was used across the 71 private offices and social spaces. For the staircases, Klippa stairs from the brand's Stockholm collection and Yarrow stairs from its Terra Collection were paired with black balustrades to create a more dramatic material palette.

Find out more about Industrious at Equinox ›

This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing visual inspiration from Dezeen's archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing striking accent walls, stylish and practical bookshelves and sunken baths.

This lookbook was produced by Dezeen for Madera as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.