The trouble with using natural materials is that they’re, well, natural. Knots and uneven finishes alter the flawless look of a costly wood veneer – or at least they did before SieMatic’s new continuous grain option came along. It does exactly what it says on the tin either vertically or horizontally and is available as part of the fully customisable Individual Design concept. From £25,000.
Paul James Studios, 0131 220 2662, www.pauljamesstudios.co.uk