Ambro: Wood and Light
From their Adelaide
workshop, Ambro manufacture doors, panels and tables that combine timber with
panels of translucent or coloured Luminate
What’s more beautiful than exotic timber? Exotic timber
enhanced with dramatic shafts of light and colour. Operating out of their
Adelaide factory, which has been running for more than 20 years, Ambro
developed the translucent Luminate concept in 2000.
The exotic timbers that
they use are only from managed forests – this means that only 10% of
the forest is felled, then left alone for 10 years before the process repeats
itself. This thinning of the forest also has its own benefits; allowing more
sunlight through the forest canopy and reducing the threat of bush fires.
Ambro’s special translucent material is added to the timber to
create strips of light and colour. Opaque strips mean natural light is let
through a timber surface – for example in a front door or panel – or they can
be lit artificially to dramatic effect: for example in a feature wall piece or
technology of seamlessly combining translucent strips with either beautiful
timbers or vibrant colours has been released in a definitive collection of
doors and tables that are far beyond the ordinary.