International Recognition for SLIM35mm

Best of the Year Award 2014


The ultra-narrow plank designed by Federico Delrosso for the company TABU was among the projects shortlisted for the BOY (Best of the Year) Award organized by INTERIOR DESIGN magazine – USA.

Among the many international projects arriving from the design world, the ultra-narrow floor plank designed by Federico Delrosso was selected as a project of interest for the BOY (Best of the Year) Award, Materials and Surfaces section. The prestigious recognition was awarded during the prize-giving ceremony, which took place in New York on 4th December 2014.
SLIM35mm has been created and designed in keeping with the current trend” explains Federico Delrosso. “Whilst the wood industry has remained settled in the past years with floor planks of large dimensions, I looked at the other end of the spectrum, into designing a product that can offer new solutions in terms of architecture and furnishing. I just wanted to create a fluid effect, like that of a running film. The 35mm width is in fact the same width as used in traditional motion pictures but, on the other hand, this wood veneer is a product made from high quality material. SLIM35mm is a very narrow floor plank which makes the best use of these reputable types of wood. The final effect of a floor made with these planks resembles something very solid and very well structured, as found in the floorings of early vessels; with such a narrow width, it is possible to create a more intricate pattern that can fit into uneven spaces and that can dress any object or surface. I designed the Tabu stand for the 2013 MADE exhibition, (the year in which the plank was launched) keeping in mind the paramount importance of the performance of the product, using it for the flooring, the furnishing, the walls and the ceilings. SLIM35mm can create a highly natural look and is a very interesting product for the area” F.D.

TABU was founded in 1927 in Cantù, in the heart of the Brianza region, the historical birthplace of the Made in Italy design. The company produces dyed wood and MW veneers. Up-to-date technology guarantees a complete absorption of dye in the wood, emphasising its natural textures whilst also guaranteeing consistency.

December 2014