Paris, France – Collection: OPUS – Finish: OPUS Black – Architect:Raphael Navot

At the 2023 edition of Maison & Objet, Raphael Navot was aworded as Designer of the Year 2023. OscarOno Paris is particulary proud of Raphael as he’s the designer of our Opus Collection and Forêt Collection. On Maison & Objet Raphael showcased “The Apothem Lounge” which featured partners Raphael works with as well as the black version of the Opus Collection. Congratulations to Raphael. #mercimerci … SEE THE PROJECT


Our teams at OscarOno Paris are fery gratefull that the talented designers Lotte Faasen x Studioblieck ( selected the Forêt Collection as part of the interior design of their booth on the Masters Expo that was held in december 2023 in Amsterdam. Together with the exclusive OscarOno Paris dealer BVO Wood Culture in the Netherlands, we also want to congratulate the team of Lotte with thier magnificent work which received the award of “SMARTEST DESIGN”. #mercimerci


Miami, USA – Collection: QUBES – Finish: QUBES NATURAL

A big thankyou to the Master Craftsmen’s Gallery from New York, Les Ateliers Courbet, for partnering up again with OscarOno Paris for the 2023 edition of Design Miami where they unveiled new art pieces by Pieter MaesHector Esrawe and Veronica Mar. This years the magnificient art pieces were showcased on top of our QUBES collection, natural finish. OscarOno Paris is honoured and gratefull for Les Ateliers Courbet being the OscarOno brand ambassador in New York. #mercimerci


Paris, France – Collection: OPUS – Finish: OPUS Black

The recently opened luxury Hotel Dame Des Arts is located at the Latin Quarter in Paris. In this 109-bedroom deluxe hotel, Designer Raphaël Navot created unique and beautiful spaces with bespoke furniture, masterfully fusing Parisian elegance with an international flair of … READ MORE


Paris, France – Collection: OPUS – Finish: OPUS Natural – Architect: Tristan Auer

Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, positioned on Place de la Concorde, is one of the finest palaces in the french capital. It’s not a surprise that they selected the very talented Tristan Auer to redesign some parts of the palace. An enormous honour that Tristan selected our Opus Collection in natural finish for the Butterfly Pâtisserie. #mercimerci … SEE THE PROJECT


Collection: OPUS

For over four decades, Diptyque has been synonymous with crafting a refined collection of highly distinctive signature fragrances, luxurious handcrafted perfumed candles, and an exquisite range of body care produ ts. Architect Alexandre Roussard, known for his impeccable taste and attention to detail selected as one of the standout features for all Diptyque stores the use of our QUBES collection, a choice that resonates with the brand’s commitment to natural aesthetics. Very proud to have been Diptyque’s partner also in 2023. #mercimerci


NEW YORK, USA – Collection: CLASSICS – Finish: Miel Doux Architect: Laura Gonzalez (Pravda Arkitect)

The Cartier Mansion located on Fifth Avenue in New York stands out between the many skyscrapers around it. Parisian designer Laura Gonzalez was in charge of a top-to-bottom reimagination of the building. In the spirit of the building’s residential origins, she envisioned the space as a grand yet inviting apartment, to create a more welcoming environment. Proud that Laura slected our Classics Collection to contribute to the perfect balance between elegant historical references and modern comfort. #mercimerci … SEE THE PROJECT


Opus Simple (flatgrain) is the democratic alternative to Opus (endgrain), an organic endless pattern obtained with just one tile. Inspired by mosaico in Venice during ancient times, the OPUS COLLECTION is providing a contemporary life to the mosaico in Venice from ancient times. Hidden repetition allows an easy multi-directional application, ready to install tile by tile with seamless connection.


This year again, OscarOno Paris is partnering with les Ateliers Courbet for their booth on Design Miami. Ateliers Courbet to unveil new works from its editions Courbet catalogue of artists & mastercraftsmen collaboration and inaugurate its representations of French sculptor Philippe Anthonioz and Mexican multidisciplinary artist Héctor Esrawe. The installation will feature nine artists and focus on the influence of nature, anatomy, materiality and traditional craft in their respective design practices.


This year, Lotte Faasen is participating at the MASTERS EXPO and is partnering up with BVO Wood Culture, an exclusive OscarOno dealer in The Netherlands, by selecting our Forêt Collection as part of the interior design for the boot. The Masters Expo will be showcasing modern luxury items and future proof business items, going from mobility to real estate, from design to tech. A lively arena where expertise meets vision & opportunities.


Opus Simple (flatgrain) is the democratic alternative to Opus (endgrain), an organic endless pattern obtained with just one tile. Inspired by mosaico in Venice during ancient times, the Opus Collection is providing a contemporary life to the mosaico in Venice from ancient times. Hidden repetition allows an easy multi-directional application, ready to install tile by tile with seamless connection.


Paris, France – Collection: OPUS – Finish: OPUS Black

The recently opened luxury Hotel Dame Des Arts is located at the Latin Quarter in Paris. In this 109-bedroom deluxe hotel, Designer Raphaël Navot created unique and beautiful spaces with bespoke furniture, masterfully fusing Parisian elegance with an international flair of … READ MORE


Miami, USA – Collection: OPUS – Finish: OPUS Smoke – Architect: DN Design Studio


Opus Simple (flatgrain) is the democratic alternative to Opus (endgrain), an organic endless pattern obtained with just one tile. Inspired by mosaico in Venice during ancient times, the Opus Collection is providing a contemporary life to the mosaico in Venice from ancient times. Hidden repetition allows an easy multi-directional application, ready to install tile by tile with seamless connection.


Paris, France – Collection: OPUS – Finish: OPUS Black

The recently opened luxury Hotel Dame Des Arts is located at the Latin Quarter in Paris. In this 109-bedroom deluxe hotel, Designer Raphaël Navot created unique and beautiful spaces with bespoke furniture, masterfully fusing Parisian elegance with an international flair of … READ MORE


Miami, USA – Collection: OPUS – Finish: OPUS Smoke – Architect: DN Design Studio 


Sao Paulo, Brazil – Collection: CLASSICS – Finish: CLASSICS Naturel – Architect: Nildo José

Nildo José, a renowned Brazilian interior architect, has crafted a captivating interior design project that exudes both minimalism and warmth. Throughout the 400 m2 apartment, our Classics collection has been elegantly incorporated, creating a seamless and cohesive aesthetic. The choice of our European oak adds a touch of natural beauty … READ MORE


Tel Aviv, Israel – Collection: FORÊT – Finish: FORÊT Natural

Ramat Aviv Mall is an upscale shopping mall at 40 Einstein Street, in Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv. It is Israel’s most expensive mall and the 35th most expensive mall in the world. Amoung its 140 stores, it houses plenty renowned international fashion … READ MORE


Athens, Greece – Collection: FORÊT – Finish: FORÊT Black – Architect: Nikos Adrianopoulos

For Imanoglou Jewellery, a new age jewellery concept store in Syntagma, Athens (Greece), architect Nikos Adrianopoulos used our FORET collection in Black finish as a perfect base for a dark interior design. READ MORE


The Opus Collection creates an organic endless Terrazzo pattern with just one single tile. This handmade wooden surface comes completely preassembled, ready to install tile by tile with seamless connection. We have spent many years to revive the wondrous tradition of endgrain to give it a new contemporary life. Ready for this end-grain revolution?

Opus Collection Colors


We’re grateful for being part of Art Basel | Design Miami earlier this month, where Les Ateliers Courbet unveiled Topographic Memories, a limited series of hand-crafted pieces resulting from a three-year collaboration between designer Raphael NavotAteliers Saint-Jacques, Fonderie de Coubertin and Ateliers Courbet. Amongst other selected pieces, Les Ateliers Courbet also showcased our Forêt Collection.



In the SD 118 motor yacht by Sanlorenzo, interior architect Bismut&Bismut showcased our Forêt Collection throughout the yacht. The organised chaos of our Forêt Collection serves as a perfect balance between classic, traditional lines and a contemporary interpretation.



Our collections provide a creative playground for architects which make each project unique! We’re proud to have been part of your projects in 2021.
#MerciMerci and looking forward to 2022!


Born in Jerusalem, Raphael Navot moved to Paris, where he currently works and resides, after graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The multidisciplinary designer focuses on bespoke design commissions and interiors made to measure using time-honored techniques and detailed contemporary ‘savoir-faire’.

Navot garnered international recognition with elegant public projects including the Parisian flagship boutique of Japanese brand Pas de Calais, the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers – a 66 room hotel and restaurant in central Paris – and his most published collaboration with movie director and artist David Lynch for the design of his Silencio cinema and membership club in Paris.

Raphael’s work reflects an emphasis on detailed craftsmanship and the design ethos close to the curatorial direction of Les Ateliers Courbet.


While the series’ conceptual inspiration has developed throughout the artist’s life and career, the Topographic Memories pieces are deeply informed by Les Ateliers Saint-Jacques’ rarefied master craftsmanship and the time-honored techniques carried on in each atelier of the revered workshops cooperation located outside of Paris, France. The master craftsmen cooperative foster France’s artisanal traditions through its master-woodcraft studio, stone-carving and metalsmithing workshops and its legendary foundry Coubertin.

The designs originate from an extensive two-year-long dialogue between the artist and the artisans. Drawing inspiration from organic, mineral matters, and his 25-million-year-old petrified wood collection, Navot brings his geological research, topographic artifacts and prints to Ateliers Saint-Jacques, inviting each artisan to sculpt Morpheus interpretations of the earth in wood, stone or bronze.


Paris-based artist Marcel Zelmanovitch founded Diurne in 1982 with the original desire to translate his paintings into rich woven mediums. The meticulously hand-woven rugs and tapestries collection has since expanded to a series of fine silk and wool rugs by guest artists as well as made-to-order bespoke rugs. Since its inception, Diurne has drawn inspiration both from historic and contemporary visual arts as well as the extensive hand-knotted rugs crafts legacy.

For over forty years, Zelmanovitch has shown relentless commitment to his team of master rug weavers in India and Nepal, and the time-honored techniques they use for the Diurne collection with the intent to help preserve the traditional weaving practices and the centuries-old legacies they represent.

Each rug results from a subsequent series of detailed traditions; the hand-selected wool, silk, linen and mohair fibers are hand-spun, then hand-knotted and woven by the Diurne artisans. Today Zelmanovitch collaborates with contemporary designers including Mattia Bonetti, Raphael Navot, Marie Bastide, and Luc Deflandre, presenting one-of-a-kind and limited edition rugs alongside his own creations.


La Forêt de bois de bout is an innovative approach to End Grain flooring and wall covering. A challenging merge between high technological know-how and complex aesthetics.

The Forêt collection was created with the intention to revive an ancient tradition that gave way to the widely spread flat grain parquet. The collection focuses on protecting the natural quality and durability of this tradition while introducing an engineered contemporary version that allows an easy application similar to the typical ‘groove and tongue’ parquet system. As the vertical direction of the fibers makes End Grain challenging to tame, a complex process of drying and fixture guarantees the stability of the assembled floor without compromising the natural beauty of the tiles. The collection encompasses different patterns in variable sizes, from a simple grid, arrow alignment to complex patchwork as well as numerous shadings and custom-made features. The patterns are composed in a repetitive manner, yet introduce a studied irregularity for a natural pattern flow.

About End Grain

End Grain flooring is a traditional method used in the 19th century throughout Europe and America for most factories, museums, bridges and boardwalks. The main reason for which End Grain floors covered such diverse grounds is thanks to one main feature – its strength. Nowadays, we are more likely to find End Grain as chopping boards as the surface withstands pounding and cutting without splintering or breaking. The angle cut allows the growth rings to resist energy shock as well as to improve sound-absorbing qualities. End Grain is made from the cut ends of wood beams, unveiling the dynamic beauty of natural time-seasoned ring patterns.

01/12/2021 TO 05/12/2021


Fall is here, and this covid-free summer felt shorter than the last one. It can be depressing with winter looming right around the corner but it’s not all bad news though — the foliage on the threes is amazing and food is becoming pumpkin spiced. Enjoy some California dreaming, Röyksopp, Buena Vista and many more.

Wood has played an important role in the history of civilization. Humans have used it for fuel, building materials, furniture, paper, tools, weapons, and more. Demand for soft and hardwood continues to increase annually. Therefore, la maison Oscar Ono Paris only chooses to work with wood from sustainable forests. However, a very peculiar set of trees were about to go extinct at the end of the seventies, were it not for Santa Cruz architect Michael Primack and a group who called themselves “Commando Gardeners”. 

The tree whisperer

About a 100 years ago, there was a man named Axel Erlandson who took up the hobby of bending and shaping trees in such a way, that as they grew they took on most interesting forms. Straight tree trunks and branches were carefully bent, rather than cut, and became complex and compound designs in shapes like hearts, lightning bolts, basket weaves and rings.

Erlandson claimed to be divinely inspired and spent over 40 years of his life shaping and grafting the bodies and arms of trees. He could control the rate of growth, slowing it down or speeding it up to blend his designs to perfection. When asked how he managed such marvelous results he simply said “I talk to the trees”.

The tree circus

In 1945, Erlandson’s daughter and his wife visited the ocean near Santa Cruz, California, where they saw people lined up to pay to see such oddities as tilted buildings at the Mystery Spot. After returning home, they encouraged him to start making money out of his hobby in that area. Axel bought a piece of land and replanted the trees there. One year later, he opened the “Tree Circus” so locals and tourists could experience the wonder of the “World’s Strangest Trees.”

He ended up making over 70 unique trees, before his health declined and he had to sell his beloved property. Meanwhile, his trees had already built up notoriety all over the world. His work got featured twice in Ripley’s Believe it or Not and from then on was featured in several publications around the world.

A rescue mission

The tree circus fell into the hands of many owners. Around 1976, it was owned by a developer who was only interested in the land and not the trees. Due to neglect, the trees were slowly ailing. Luckily, a rescue mission was mounted by a group of “Commando Gardeners” who saw the interest and value of the bizarre collection. They included then young architect Mark Primack who cataloged the collection and helped buy the trees from the developer.

To this day, there are still 25 of these trees alive and visible to the public in Gilroy Gardens. Planted in different areas of the 536-acre park, the trees are part of founder Bonfante’s vision to inspire and educate young people about the natural world around them.

Inspired by this story? Implement hardwood in your own designs from one of our four collections: Opus, Forêt, Classics, Basics.

Amazing wood stories: the man who talked to trees

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Hardwood has been used since the beginning of time to create homes and artifacts. The evolution of mankind is deeply connected to the invention of techniques and traditions to tame raw materials. At the very root of our existence is fire. The Shou-Sugi-Ban is a traditional technique of burning hardwood to make it resistant to time and climate.

La maison Oscar Ono always pays attention into preserving a precious link with nature and traditional craftsmanship. We had to investigate this ancient Japanese technique. All of our “Rocher” hardwood flooring is obtained by using it, from the darker “Classic Rocher Charbon” to the lighter “Classic Rocher Blanc”. We also do everything to help interior architects give shape to their projects. We did it in our collaboration with Raphael Navot at the Hotel National des Arts et Métiers with a bar made of charred wood, one fine piece of unique design.

When wood meets fire it usually doesn’t end that well. Except when this encounter is used to the benefice of design, art, and architecture by the intervention of craftmanship. Here’s another story of wood meeting fire. The origins of the Shou-Sugi-Ban, also known as “Yakisugi”, are estimated between 1603 and 1867, during the Edo period. Around the 1750s the exceptional increase of the Japanese population made the city of Edo probably the most populous in the world. Most of the traditional “machiya” houses were built in wood and needed to be fire and water-resistant. And so a specific technique was enabled: the Shou-Sugi-Ban. Traditionally, three planks of cedar wood are tied into a triangular chimney and then charred by high flames.

Nowadays, mutiple essences of wood are used. The Shou-Sugi-Ban is back into modern projects for its strongness but also for its aestetic. The blackened hardwook has a very unique presence as flames draw original patterns on the wood. The color range goes from the deepest black to a lighter zebra that reveals the wood’s lines. Therefor, it is also sought out for its artistic dimension. Japanese architects such as Yoshi-fumi Nakamura or Terunobu Fujimori are now internationally known for using charred wood, combining ancient traditions and modern architecture.

The history of Shou-Sugi-Ban deeply inspired la maison Oscar Ono because we are always on the search for new savoir-faires to create refined products that give pleasure to the senses Our craftmen adapted the Japanese technique of charred wood to our series “Forêt” and “Opus”. For the beauty of design no technical challenge should ever be a limit. With burntblack wood flooring, la maison Oscar Ono broadens its offering and honores its comitment to meet up to every architect’s desire of using materials with distinct texture and light effects.

Nature is life but it also is climate change and disasters.
Nature is wild and powerful, yet it needs to be preserved.
Nature is beauty, light, colours, and lines.
Nature is all four elements. Nature is wood.

La maison Oscar Ono follows Nature. Hardwood is not a trend. We believe in its power, its beauty, its eternity. We respect its flaws, its aesthetics, its lifecycle. We participate in creating homes to live in for today and tomorrow.

This long-term vision implies to work with natural materials in a sustainable way. For us, sustainability means supplying hardwood that will resist through the years; ensuring that our production is environmentally friendly; developing lines that avoid waste.

Waste probably is an upper preoccupation when producing fine hardwood flooring. The centre of the tree trunk is used to create flooring without nots. Then of course, the portfolio includes flooring with more of those marks revealing the wood’s life events. But moreover, to avoid waste, la maison Oscar Ono has developed a unique line, “La forêt de bois de bout”, exclusively made of endgrain wood. Endgrain wood is precisely the leftovers from classical production. By recollecting all those small pieces, we build up entire floors with an outstanding look. Along with internationally renowned architects such as Raphael Navot, we have designed several patterns. A patchwork of pieces of endgrain wood for a couture flooring.

Of course, engaging into a sustainable production means respecting the state of Nature. That means protecting the environment. Forests are often qualified as the lungs of the Earth. As part of the wood industry, we have the strongest responsibility to preserve them. All our woods come from forests that are certified FSC. We found this label more rigorous than others as it certifies the actual well-preserved state of the forests as well as a sustainable cycle of harvest.

Addressing our production of hardwood to architectural projects is also a way to be part of more ecological constructions. Wood has so many properties. Not only is it beautiful to the eye and smooth to the touch, but it also prevents waste of energy; it reduces risks of allergies; time resistant, it adjusts to the small movements of the house as well as the biggest ones (wood is used to build construction resistant to earthquakes). La maison Oscar Ono has developed techniques such as burnt wood, that modifies the wood at its core to make is stronger. Our savoir-faire allows us to vary the natural hue of the wood, preventing us from using paint that would fade away and potentially carry allergens.

Nature is our path. Wood is our credo. Because it is safe. Because it is life. Because it is beauty. It naturally feels like home.

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Raphael Navot is a discreet man yet an impressive interior architect. Our first event together was on the set of the 2016 edition of the AD Intérieurs exhibition at the Monnaie de Paris. It also was the beginning of a collaboration marked by technical challenges and leading to unique designs: The Forêt Opus by la maison Oscar Ono.

Raphael Navot is an endless source of creativity, highly inspired by the beauty of raw materials. The lines he designs are pure; the tones he uses and soft; and the techniques and savoir-faire he is looking for are at the junction between art and craftmanship.

When he creates a new project, may it be furniture with the Moon Sofa (Domeau & Pérès), or the Nativ Collection (Roche Bobois), or a selection of tapestry and rugs with the series “Land” from the Galerie Diurne, not one inch is left unconsidered. Nature resonates in every piece, every object, every scenery (the Parisian nightclub Silencio, the Hotel National des Arts et Métiers, the art gallery at the Domaine des Etangs to name a few). And with Raphael Navot it rimes with perfection.

With la maison Oscar Ono, Raphael Navot has shifted the lines of traditional wood floors. For the Forêt Opus, he opted for using endgrain woodblocks and elaborated a series of endless patterns highly sophisticated. The repetition of the patterns is imperceptible to the eye. The vision gets lost in the multitude of lines that draw a fantastic map on the floors and walls. Navot knows well that sophistication can be refined. He knows where to draw complexity or to put on simplicity. This very precise balance also is one of his specificities.

Oscarono Opus - Endgrain Collection - Naturel - Raphael Navot - Hausmann

Exquisite and complex nature, beautiful and raw materials, yet Navot’s decorations are far from being wild. The worldly renown designer has his personal signature. The places and objects he conceives are tamed. They invite to contemplation; they inspire comfort and meditation; they evoke music and travelling. They produce those calm vibes that only emanate from unique places; the kind of feeling you usual get when lost in an amazing landscape. Raphael Navot has an eye for beauty, and you can perceive it in his look. His presence is similar to his creations, never too loud and never out of place.

In the world of interior design Raphael Navot is following his very own path, guided by nature and man-made techniques. We can wonder where it will lead him next, new materials, new lines or maybe new spaces from indoor to outdoor design. Wherever his curiosity and creativity take him, la maison Oscar Ono will proudly be there, sourcing crafted hardwood, meeting up to his inspiration and expectations.

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