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solid and veneer walnut furniture

Walnut wood : the story

Walnut door in solid walnut

This tree originated in Asia, particularly China, then spread to Central Asia and the Balkans, arriving in Europe under the Roman Empire.

Dark yellowish-brown in color, with a slight yellow to pinkish-brown or reddish-brown tinge, the heartwood ranges from greyish-white to dark brown, with shades of violet.

Walnut species has highly contrasting grain patterns and is widely used in cabinetmaking for its strength, fine grain and ease of carving. It is also used for veneering in the form of roots or burls. Walnut has highly contrasting grain patterns and is considered by cabinetmakers to be a noble and precious wood because of its beauty. 

It is also used by cutlers to make clogs and rifle stocks. It is rarely used for carpentry, however, due to its high cost. 

Walnut has a long life. To preserve it well, simply remove dust with a clean, dry cloth. 

design high-end display cabinet cupboard in walnut

CANNES collection

The style collections sometimes already used walnut but Maison GONTIER preferred to use cherry (or wild cherry) for its Louis XVI Directoire and Louis Philippe collections, more common at the time. Our first contemporary design collections developed after 2010 use species more suited to our times, such as oak for the RIVE GAUCHE, SIENNA and STELLA collections or ash for the TRAPEZ office furniture collection.

These woods with lighter shades go well with Scandinavian design or industrial style. Walnut is making a strong comeback for 2 years thanks to its warm side and the beauty of its veining.

The CANNES collection designed by Christophe Lecomte highlights it by keeping the natural color of the wood. The very taut lines of the table, the sideboard or the TV units give it a very chic look and are the consecration of good French taste. ​

design extendable dining table in solid walnut and ceramic top
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