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Walls & Wall Coverings
Sculpted wall panels set the stage for drama, on screen and off
With over 200 projects completed since its debut in 2006, Panelmax, a manufacturer of sculpted panels based in Southern California, has expanded its A&D client base to include the tastemakers of Hollywood.

Renowned production designer Alfred Sole, who has a degree in architecture from the University of Florence, Italy, selected more than 800 square feet of Panelmax sculpted panels with a deeply grooved pattern and a 3D laminate for the set of ABC’s new TV series Castle. Sole also chose more than 1,200 square feet of a honeycomblike pattern with a 3D laminate to be a primary design element for a restaurant set in the upcoming CBS remake of Melrose Place.

The sculptured panels begin with 4-by-8-foot sheets of 3⁄4-inch-thick superrefined medium density fiberboard (MDF) secured almost exclusively from Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber. The MDF is made of 100 percent preconsumer recycled wood fiber and contains no urea-formaldehyde resin. [cont.]

[Reader Service: September 2009 #200]