Bark & Rock
A5 Eucalyptus Smoked Pommele
Where: Australia and New Zealand
Botanical name: Eucalyptus globulus
The term ‘pommele’ originates from the French word for apple (pomme) and is used to describe this veneer’s markings. These look like tiny apples or fruit, scattered across the surface. Depending on natural variations they can also be described as quilted. This painterly finish is further enhanced when the wood is smoked with ammonia, which reacts with the natural tannin present in the logs. This chemical process intensifies the veneer’s natural colours and fine figuring.
Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia and New Zealand where they thrive in the hot climate. They are known for the distinctive aroma of their leaves as well as their variegated bark and wood which often exhibits strikingly sculptural shapes. Eucalyptus trees can reach impressive heights sometimes measuring over 60 metres.