Kannustalo Harmaja Saimaa
Kannustalo Harmaja Saimaa is surrounded by nature and located on a private plot adjacent to Lake Saimaa, Finland’s largest lake. Interior designer Susanna Vento added shades of the surrounding nature to the clear-lined interior, and the house’s serene atmosphere is accentuated by the tall wall of the living room.
The product chosen to decorate the visible surfaces was Siparila VIRE panel. The VIRE interior panels’ wavy surface presents an interplay of light and shade, highlighting the beautiful grain of the panels, which are made from ash wood. The vertical installation of the panels brings a dynamic sense of rhythm to the space while accentuating the height of the living room. Wood is also the material of choice for the larger surfaces, offering impressive acoustics.
The VIRE panel, created in collaboration with eminent designer Ristomatti Ratia, brings an air of carefully considered elegance while allowing for creativity in the décor. The wave-like surface of VIRE illustrates the beauty of the Finnish archipelago, where the wind passes across the water towards the cliffs. The surface of the panels changes appearance depending on the viewing angle. The panels are designed to stand the test of time, both in terms of quality and design, and are equipped with hidden attachments for a nail-free appearance.
The VIRE interior panel elegantly connects the spaces of the house, with the serene atmosphere of the living room continuing onto the furthest wall and ceiling panels of the end bedroom and the translucent white surface of the panels adding diversity and drawing attention to the wood’s natural grain.