New Ideas in Floor and Wall Surfaces Take Shape

June 01, 2021

Wedge end grain quarter sawn white oak with different stains is used to create a map of the world

Designer Jamie Beckwith challenges the way people think about wood as a surfacing material in interiors.

A trendsetter in luxury interior design, Beckwith is shaking up the male dominated wood industry with her fluid and feminine wooden patterns. Substituting straight lines for curves and creating shapes in lieu of planks, her patterns are reshaping expectations, both literally and figuratively.

Wave is a curved wooden plank from Wave from the Enigma Collection by Jamie BeckwithUnlike conventional flooring planks, Wave from the Enigma Collection by Jamie Beckwith has a fluidity and curved shape.

Beckwith’s Variations Collection, created in collaboration with Jeff Andrews, stemmed out of a passion for dance and rhythm along with a deep appreciation for sculpture and its ability to ground a space. As former professional dancers, Beckwith and Andrews are inspired by designs that emulate motion, as well as ones that have the ability to turn a flat surface into a dimensional work of art.

The Arches pattern is made of two individual tile designs that create a continuous feather shape inspired by a female dancer en pointe.Arches pattern is made of two individual tile designs that create a continuous feather shape inspired by a female dancer en pointe.

The collection Ingresso comes alive with illustrations by artist Hannah Chan
The collection Ingresso comes alive with illustrations by artist Hannah Chan

Beckwith’s fashion-forward sensibility and eye for details is exemplified in the Couture Collection, a design collaboration between the Jamie Beckwith Collection and Windsor Smith. This inventive wood surfacing collection for walls and floors redefines iconic patterns, ranging from traditional chevrons to cubist-inspired trompe l’oeil parquets, and includes exquisite details like perfect seams and metal embellishments.

Zip It! wood pattern from the Jamie Beckwith Collection is used on a wall and features a signature joinery technique of Windsor Smith  A signature joinery technique of Windsor’s was used to create the stylish seam of the Zip It! pattern.

Metal nail heads adorn the sculpted wooden surface in this modern and luxurious staircase

An industry first, Jamie Beckwith Collection pioneered the manufacturing technique to marry nailheads with wood surfacing.

The Jamie Beckwith Collection is now available at Divine Flooring Showroom locations.

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