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mafi Tigeroak in niXe designhotel in Binz/GER (please translate)

Posted: December 31st, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: hotels, references, restaurants | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Art nouveau meets contemporary design

The niXe Designhotel” (Binz, Rügen, Germany) is a real gem on the beachfront: the combination of contemporary design and a perfectly matching natural oiled wooden floor inside an art nouveau villa deserves the title “outstanding and amazingly unique”.

We are proud that “The niXe Designhotel” used our “mafi Tigeroak cream color filler, brushed, white oiled” as main floor for their luxury restaurant. Above all they equipped the counter in the hotelbar with a fabulously illuminated Tigeroak. This is a specially made Tigeroak where back light illuminates the whole room through the unfilled cracks of the wood. This makes the ambience very special and delightful.

In the hotel nixe is not only a very good floor, you also get a very good meal. We congratulate the Hotel nixe for his first Michelin Stone.

mafi floors are perfect to be used in restaurants. Because of the open natural oiled wood, the surface is extremely hardwearing. Therefore, mafi floors are also suitable for rooms that are used frequently by the public or for commercial purposes.

Check our pictures and see for yourself!

Please follow the link for more impressions about mafi floors in restaurants


Remarquable maison à Los Angeles

Posted: December 9th, 2010 | Author: Stephanie | Filed under: private houses | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Nous avons reçu des photos d’une incroyable maison privée de 10,000 pieds carrés  avec une somptueuse vue sur le bassin de Los Angeles. Dans certaines pièces il a été utilisé des parquets mafi. Nous sommes très fiers de pouvoir mentionner cette magnifique référence.

Cette maison attire beaucoup l’attention aux Etats-Unis. Elle serait annoncée comme la meilleure maison moderne à Los Angeles.

Click here for more information about this project please.


Fresco design apartment in Cap d’Ail

Posted: June 22nd, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: private houses | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Here we want to present you a neat appartment in France. Fantastic Interior Designer Valérie Barth equipped the interior with mafi Fresco duna, natural oiled. We think this is a very good idea especially as people walk very often barefoot and this floor stimulates the soles of your feet. The work is very fantastic, everything is very good planned. We are more than happy that mafi floors also are very famous in France.

mafi Fresco is the ideal floor for Living Areas where you usually walk barefoot. The surface of the floor is with different shapes, looks good and is perfect to stimulate soles of feet.  Design experts honour mafi fresco duna white in the red dot award: product design 2009

This subtle surface structures make the 3-layer Vulcano beech planks a work of art that can be used as a design element for floor, wall and ceiling.

For more information please click here


kitchen, doors and furniture – made possible by mafi CH

Posted: May 6th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: references | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

This is a very special project to show what is possible with mafi natural wooden floors. On the pictures  you can see that the wood is used for the floor, the kitchen, the doors and for some of the furniture. There is a cabinet covered with mafi Oak. This is possible for nearly all furnitures and with almost every mafi floor.
“A good carpenter can make nearly everything out of our floors”, says Daniel Bangerter, CEO of mafi Suisse.
Also the kitchen is made with the same Oak and also brushed. We think this reference shows that you can make one line through the apartment which makes a very good interior design. The kitchen is from the carpenter Moser Appenzell/Switzerland.

They used mafi Oak Country, brushed oiled white for teh complete apartment.

Please have a look of the pictures about this perfect done detail work.


The renaissance of wide plank larch

Posted: April 7th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The minimalism is an architecture style which distinguishes itself  through its easy use of forms and through the reunciation of decoration elements. Concret lines and geometrical forms of the layout as well as a reduction of the interior decoration to the basic are amin targets of minimalism. But how to get all these minamilstic, grey and concreted architecture into a warm and cosy living atmosphere? mafi delivers the new trend for minimalism…

conifers wide plank floor in a modern way

mafi coniferous wood gives this chilly rooms a very warmly design and a good atmosphere. The extravagant surfaces of the conifer wide plank creates a consistent atmosphere for every area. Especially the lye-treated, white oile larch wide plank is ideal to create feelings with wooden floors in modern and minimalism objects without destroying them. In spite of this modern surface the larch is due to it`s astonishing and beautiful structure very warm and provides a special room feeling.
The reason for this warm and smooth feeling on the floor is the brushing and oiling process. Brushing and oiling the floor is the most natural way of protecting the floor and giving you a warm feeling when walking on it. You will love it.

naturalness

Wood can only fully develop its positive features for human and it’s living space when it is used in the most natural way possible. Besides perfectioning ecological wood processing, mafi`s passion is the creation of trends within the field of natural living. Every piece of wood is treated as a work of art in its natural growth. mafi floors combine the highest demands on quality, naturalness and design. The oiled and brushed surfaces are even increasing the feeling of nature under your feet.

what human need for living

mafi processed basically larches which surfaces are treated solely with oil, consists of absolutely pure, renewable raw materials and is bio-degradable. mafi intentionally disassociates itself from lacquer and wood surface coating so that every floor stays breathable, can regulate the rooms moisture and purify the air. This means that all natural advantages, such as warmth and a pleasant atmoshere are preserved. Soaping the floors will keep all the attributes and will make teh larch more and more resistant against dirt and stains. So the floor will get a patina with every year of living on it. It will change the same like all the dwellers will change over the years. mafi – natural art.

projects

In Greece the mafi larch is already used for over 12 years for modern objects. The mafi conifer wood is particularly in the cold season appreciated because of its natural warmth of the wood. One of the current projects is a 350 SQM private house in the Caribbean and a minimalistic design in the swiss alps where they used the mafi Larch wide plank for creating special athomsphere.


mafi on it’s way to the ceiling

Posted: April 7th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: mafi magazine | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

mafi has recognised a new need of the market, architects and designers and settled the next trend. From now on mafi can also provide all of it’s floors for wall coverings, ceilings and furniture.

Some innovative architects and interior desingers we are working with don`t like to use too much different materials for modern objects. As mafi always tries to make more out of wood we were thinking to use our material also for ceilings and wall coverings. Based on the experience of mafi about natural wood in combination with the needs of it’s clients, mafi developed new trends. But mafi still goes one step further and makes the chance to get all materials of the floors for other usage. mafi floors are on the way to the wall, to the ceiling and also on furniture.

mafi walls…

Because of the very special surfaces the products of the mafi Fresco line are a wonderful alternative for mixing materials to a continous architecture. In a lot of our projects architects & designers used these products for the floor and the wall. Because of this versatile useability it’s possible to create a consistent room atmosphere without using too many different surfaces. Subtle surface structures make the 3-layer Fresco planks a work of art that can be used as a design element for floors, walls and ceilings. Furthermore mafi Fresco line which is made by incredible craftsmenship and are not only looking perfect in a way of either waves (mafi fresco duna), points (mafi fresco punto) or diamonds (mafi fresco rombo), they also stimulate tired soles of feet. It is wellnes you desire every day.

mafi ceilings…

There is a Bar  in Leibzig/ GER where the architect used the mafi Tiger Oak for the floor, the wall and also for the ceiling for a very beautiful and modern interior design solution. The owner is fascinated about the interior – primarily because the wood doesn’t have a laquered surface. With this open-pore surface wood regulates the air humidity. Wood ensures a balanced moisture exchange and a healthy room atmosphere and furthermore filtrates cigarette smoke. All of these attitudes make living in wooden rooms so comfortable and having dinner, lunch or having drinks so much more enjoyable.

Stairs and furniture

For relying to the central theme you can also make stairs out of mafi materials. Basically the 3-layer plank is used for walls, ceilings and stairs. But there is also a second possibility for the use of mafi wood, which is the mafi top layer. These top layers can be used for the carpenter works of staircases, doors, kitchen fronts and also for other furniture constructions.

mafi Tiger Oak – also used for furniture

mafi has entered a cooperation with a furniture manufacturer. Now there is a suitable furniture to the mafi Tiger Oak floor available. Thomas Haider a famous german producer of high end furniture selected the Tiger Oak for his new interior line. There are some very special furnitures made out of the Tiger Oak available now. And as the Tiger Oak is unique in every plank, every furniture is now unique as well – just like our customers – they are unique too.

projects

Oak Country – Stair design
Domino Larch – floor, wall and door
Tiger Oak on the floor, wall and ceiling
Tiger Oak – Stair design


A table like a floor …

Posted: March 30th, 2010 | Author: koan | Filed under: interior design | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

… means that is now possible to order a natural oiled table with the same material like you have on the floor.

This table was designed in collaboration with our CI design partner AREA. The tabletop is available in all our mafi material and surfaces, like tiger oak, coral, magic…
The table legs are oiled with mafi oil natural, white or grey and the material is ever  Oak.

It is also possible to choose the dimensions of the tabletop, the standard size is 2800×1200 mm. The table is stuck together only with wooden connections and is made without any metal construction.

Prices on request.

Please contact us for more details about prices and shipping.


mafi Oaks in Wellness Hotel Sackmann in Baiersbronn, GER

Posted: November 3rd, 2009 | Author: koan | Filed under: hotels, references | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

The designer Vögele, Freudenstadt in GER, equipped the wellness area from the Hotel Sackmann with about 150m² mafi Tiger Oak white, brushed, natural oil and 150m² Oak Country , brushed, white oil.

The design team used mafi floors in the relaxation room, the corridor and also in the fitness room. Living and working rooms with an natural oiled wooden surface, like mafi floors are, you can enjoy a pleasing atmosphere. The reason for this is, that the open wooden surface can regulate the athmosphere and keep it comfortable within saving and loosing humidity. This is just one of many reason why natural oiled floors make a better living.

It is also possible to fill the cracks of the Tiger Oak in every colour (RAL colour) you would like to have. Please find some examples a few posts below called “Custom Colour for special products”.


40 Bond. That`s the adress from the New Yorker downtown luxury condominium.

Posted: October 27th, 2009 | Author: koan | Filed under: private houses, references | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

The Swiss star architect duo Herzog & de Meuron styled the 27 unit luxury class complex. 22 loft style dwellings and 5 town houses with private gardens.

Our mafi Oak  in Vulcano  is not only  in all the rooms and on all stairs, but also used in the kitchen and on the bathroom doors and walls as well.

We are very proud about 40 Bond this luxury project from the inernationally known interior designers and lifestyle architects.

The mafi Vulcano line is a special heat treated (without any chemical additives) wood which has a consistent couloring and better properties in case of swelling and shrinking. That is why it is also useable for bathrooms and other wellnes- and recreation areas.

Please follow the link for more information about mafi products like Oak Vulcano.


Beech Vulcano Fresco duna on the wall

Posted: October 6th, 2009 | Author: koan | Filed under: interior design, references | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

We recently got pictures from the photographer Bieke Claessens of a really beautiful reference.  Interior designer Lens°ass used the mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco duna white oil for the bathroom in an office in Brussel. He used the mafi Fresco for the wall.

We think this is a very beautiful done project and shows that mafi floors can even be used for home interior design solutions.

The mafi Beech Vulcano Fresco is also available in the shapes of Rombo and Punto.