Let’s file “Wood Wool” under new materials, because I’m hearing about it for the first time. Also referred to as excelsior in North America, these are soft wood shavings that are bound together by water and cement, creating a material that can be found in packaging, cushioning, insulation, and even stuffing teddy bears. Form Us With Love elevates it with their series of 3D tiles that make for great interior decor. Teaming up with the only Swedish manufacturer of wood wool, Traullit, Form Us With Love created the hexagonal tile for Baux.
Available in an absolute variety of colors, the Baux tiles make for beautiful visual patterns on walls, but here’s where it gets interesting. Wood wool has a wide variety of features that make it ideal for layering walls with. They’re natural, eco-friendly, and have a low emission footprint. Aside from that, they have great sound dampening qualities (making them a great fit for music studios), regulate moisture as well as temperature, resist termites and other vermin, and are known to be fireproof/flame-retardant, thanks to a specialized paint coating.
Made from a product that one would normally perceive as waste, Baux employs wood shavings and wood wool in a manner that elevates the aesthetic of a household, making it a great tool for designers to decorate with, while also coming with a feature list that’s more than desirable.