Silicon Valley Bank – Palo Alto, CA
DETAILS

Location:
Palo Alto, CA

Architect:
Fennie + Mehl

Photographer:
Fennie + Mehl

Interior Cladding:

CHEERS european white oak
Original cut, character grade, prefinished with hardwax oil, voids filled
Engineered 3/4″ (6mm wear layer) thick X 7″ wide X 2′-10′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove, endmatched, microbeveled edges and ends

Silicon Valley Bank, a unique global commercial bank focusing on investments in emerging technology and life science, wanted their Palo Alto office to mirror their clients’ culture while providing a sense of global reach and credibility in assessing worldwide financial markets. Having worked with Silicon Valley Bank on their New York and San Francisco offices, Fennie + Mehl knew exactly how to create a sophisticated dynamic design that reflects Silicon Valley Bank’s prominence in both the banking industry and the emerging technology community. To create a welcoming reception area, Fennie + Mehl chose to incorporate reSAWN’s CHEERS european white oak cladding.

CHEERS features wide plank European White Oak flooring and wall cladding prefinished with hardwax oil.

reSAWN’s original cut european white oak incorporates plain sawn, rift sawn and quarter sawn grain patterns and all grades and character marks into the final product.

This seemingly simple cut actually requires advanced knowledge and experience in the milling and drying process of wood to ensure that the harder heart wood does not become brittle and break apart through the drying or milling process. This is not a new method of cutting but rather a modern take on a historic theme.

reSAWN’s European White Oak is prefinished and available in engineered construction. The engineered material comes standard at 5/8” thick with a substantial 5 mm wear layer, or 3/4” thick with a full 6 mm wear layer for a truly superior product. The 7” face width showcases the full character and grain pattern that European White Oak has to offer.

All European White Oak designs are available as FSC ® upon request.

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