Dark and light or stained and natural woods are skillfully fused together to create bold surface decoration on these contemporary wood furniture pieces.
Called 'Wafer', Claesson Koivisto Rune's new stripy furniture collection for Japanese manufacturer Matsuso T combines CNC cut sections of dark walnut with light maple.
Portuguese joinery brand Wewood has launched the 'Casanova' sideboard, which can be used as a tv cabinet or simple storage unit. The distinctive geometric pattern that decorates the doors is made from hand gluing pieces of oak and walnut.
Japanese studio Naoya Matsumoto Design's 'Dear K' kitchen stools are painted grey at the top but left natural at the bottom to avoid scuff marks on the paint.
Made in the UK from sustainably sourced timbers the 'LE1' low stool by Tanti design is available with ash legs and cherry seat or fumed oak legs and cherry seat.
A contrasting stripe runs through the seat of Nathan Hunter's 'Gazelle' chair, created by pairing dark and light woods such as sapele with yellowheart or walnut with curly maple.