18.05.2016Project Reports

mafi nominated for German Design Award 2017

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts - this saying applies exactly to the mafi Domino flooring.This solid woodfloor is made of different grain blocks which give the flooring an incrediblestability.

The jury of the renowned Design award decided to nominate the mafi Domino floor thanks to its long history combinied with the innovative design.

mafi’s floor innovation "Domino Larch Vulcano" has been nominated for the German Design Award 2017. Unique design trends are discovered, presented and appreciated in this award ceremony. New product ideas can be also be featured, as well as their manufacturer or designer.  

The mafi Domino collection

The Domino Larch Vulcano belongs to the Domino collection by mafi, the Austrian specialist for natural wood floors. It includes two different types of wood, with Larch and Ash. The cross-sections of wood are moulded into the surface of the floor - thus, we speak of the so-called end-grain wood. The nominated Larch wood is slightly brighter than Ash. This allows the individual year rings to particularly set the scene. 

End-grain floors with long tradition

End-grain floors have a long tradition in Austria: due to their high robustness they have been used for many years, for example in workshops. For the Domino Larch Vulcano floor, mafi interpreted this historical style in a modern way. The chemical-free thermo treatment of the natural wood and the finishing with natural oils provide the genuine wood floor experience to the fore.  

Colour play as design element

The contemporary natural wood flooring in the Domino design consists of a variety of 4 x 4 cm end-grain elements, which are individually applied to parquet net. The finished product impressively highlights the natural colours of the wood. The international experts Jury of the German design award have not hidden this inspiring design competence. Instead, they pay tribute to the original staging of the beauty of the natural material with their nomination for this prestigious award.