28.10.2016Project Reports

The German Design Award 2017 goes to.... mafi!

Great honour for the mafi Domino LARCH Vulcano! This end-grain wood floor has been awarded the "Special Mention" in the context of the German Design Awards. 

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 has been awarded this international premium award in the Excellent Product Design and Building category with a "Special Mention". The Design Council praised the design of the Domino LARCH Vulcano. mafi’s innovative strength and their designer's outstanding design expertise is expressed in this prestigious award. The special mention category of this award is there to honour both the commitment of companies and designers. mafi’s award winning product clearly demonstrates the successful collaboration of the entire team in this respect.

Industrial style "Made in Austria": Domino LARCH Vulcano belongs to the popular mafi Domino Collection. 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 Larch wood used in this award-winning floor is slightly brighter than Ash. This allows the individual year rings to particularly set the scene. 

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 bring the genuine wood floor experience to the forefront. The contemporary natural wood flooring in the Domino design consists of a variety of 4 x 4cm 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. They have recognised the original orchestration of the beauty of this natural material with their award: "German Design Award 2017 Special Mention".