Acoustic | Wood

Architectural Record’s annual competition presents the best new interior paneling products of the year, in a variety of materials and finishes.

ekoa Modern Series

Lingrove, a venner manufacturer, reverse-engineered the strength of old-growth wood to develop the low-carbon ekoa, using flax fibers and plant resins. With a strength-to-weight ratio said to be higher than steel, it’s ideal for use on walls, ceilings, and case goods, and comes in eight colors, in roll, sheet, panel, and edge-banding forms.

"Ekoa is innovative as a low-carbon natural material made from highly renewable fibers, but it comes with the promise of durability that ravals plastic and metal."

- Jon McCandlish, principal, Kieran Timberlake