Archive for December, 2013

Go Beyond the Surface: December 2013

Posted on December 29, 2013 by Jared

On the Menu: Wall Surfaces

Stewed, Steamed or Nude

The popular Vancouver restaurant, Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar, recently opened their second location. Aside from delicious oysters, you’ll find lots of our reclaimed barn wood tiles… so many they cover over 20% of the walls!

Chewies at Coal Harbour, Vancouver - Reclaimed Barn Wood Tiles


For more details and photos, click here or visit the trendy restaurant at #110 – 1055 West Georgia St. in Vancouver.

Fusion Love Boats

Our eco-friendly surfaces are making their way out of the Lower Mainland! If you’re in Kelowna over the holidays, swing by the recently renovated Yamato restaurant. You’ll find delicious Asian fusion cuisine right alongside our Finium FriendlyWall panels.

Finium FriendlyWall Panels, Kelowna

For more photos and details, click here.

Editor’s Pick: Boat Wood Wall Tiles

The much-anticipated Winter 2013 issue of Design Quarterly magazine features its must have annual Resource Guide. Spotted at IDSwest, our boat wood tiles made from salvaged South East Asian fishing boats made the pick! Make sure to grab your copy at your nearest newsstand or click here to download the Editor’s Picks from IDSwest.


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Project Profile: Yamato in Kelowna

Posted on December 13, 2013 by Jared

Fierce competition in the restaurant industry means restaurateurs need to think beyond culinary delights. We’re seeing many enlist the help of interior designers to create an unforgettable atmosphere for their restaurant. A successful restaurant is the perfect balance of atmosphere and food – where both feed off each other to perfectly satisfy hungry patrons.

One such progressive restaurateur is the owner of Yamato in Kelowna. Specializing in Asian fusion cuisine, Yamato has two popular locations, one in West Kelowna and one in Kelowna. When it came time to renovate their Kelowna restaurant, they hired Begrand Fast Design Inc., one of Western Canada’s leading residential and commercial interior design firms, to make sure their updated space was on par with their tasty eats.

The updated restaurant is inviting and fresh. Blue and orange walls brighten the space while large white sphere light fixtures add a little fun. Begrand also specified our Finium FriendlyWall in Maple Jazz Davis for use on the walls behind and between the booths. The use of the eco-friendly wood wall surface is an excellent way to decorate the booths while creating privacy for the guests.

Finium FriendlyWall Panels, Kelowna


For additional photos of the renovated restaurant, visit Begrand’s project photo album.

Images courtesy of Yamato.

Boat Wood Wall Tiles Featured in Design Quarterly

Posted on December 5, 2013 by Jared

Every year, Design Quarterly magazine’s winter issue features its must-have resource guide. And this year, one of our eco-friendly wall surfaces made the cut!

reclaimed boat wood wall tiles

Managing editor of Design Quarterly, Cheryl Mah, spotted our reclaimed boat wood wall tiles at September’s IDSwest in Vancouver. Described as “textural and environmental” in the 2014 Resource Guide, the wood wall tiles are made from salvaged fishing boats from South East Asia. The handmade tiles include a variety of naturally aged exotic wood species and can be installed in interior and exterior spaces.

A huge thank you to Design Quarterly for featuring us! Make sure to grab a copy of the Winter 2013 issue at your local newsstand or click here to download Cheryl’s picks from IDSwest.

Learn more about our reclaimed boat wood wall tiles here.