Published on : Monday, July 11, 2016
The first is based on the Piaçava, local name for a coconut palm tree native to the Amazon that reaches heights of 15 meters, whose particularly strong fibers are used to build the roofs of huts – hence the particular filament-like texture of the new ALPI Piaçava.
Pirarucu, on the other hand, is one of the world’s largest freshwater fish species, also typical of the Amazon River. The name means “fish (pirá) red (arucu),” referring to the color of its scales, which are mostly silver but become reddish towards the tail. Belonging to the osteoglossomorph (bone-tongued) family, dating back to over 100 million years ago, these fish can be seen as living fossils and stand out for the particular formation of the scales, used by local craftsmen, which the designers have reproduced in this new texture for ALPI.
ALPI, one of the leaders in the production of decorative surfaces in composite wood, stands out in the worldwide market as an attentive, punctual supplier capable of developing original custom design solutions. The genesis of each new ALPI wood leads to an addition to a true library of woods, a fascinating and constantly evolving archive that can serve as inspiration for new interpretations by designers.