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Herringbone dining table. The pattern of modernity

Herringbone dining table article

 The distinctive look of the herringbone pattern has popularized it in the interior design world and it’s actually not surprising to see how many different uses are for it. The versatility of this classic pattern is not limited to flooring or to a particular style. The herringbone pattern has become timeless and today we would like to show you the use of this design in one of our latest FJÄRIL round tables.

The herringbone pattern: A historical floor design

In the 16th century, the herringbone pattern became popular as a design for wooden floors. The earliest known example of this pattern can be found in the Galerie Francois 1 at Fontainebleau Castle in France.

The herringbone pattern is an arrangement of rectangular or parallelogram-shaped blocks used for floor tiles and pavements. Its name derives from its resemblance to the bones of a fish, especially a herring.

Typically, the ratio of block edge lengths in a herringbone pattern is 2:1, occasionally 3:1, although the ratios do not necessarily have to be straight.

Herringbone patterns – Parallel to the boundary
Herringbone patterns – 45 degrees rotated

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The versatile herringbone pattern: Enhancing aesthetics and strength

The herringbone pattern, known for its geometric arrangement, not only serves as a decorative element but also has technical advantages. By overlapping the elements of the pattern, the overall structural integrity is improved. This article presents several examples of the herringbone pattern found in houses.

1. Herringbone wood floors: A timeless and inviting choice
Herringbone floors are a fantastic option for modern and contemporary spaces as they can create a warm, inviting and comfortable atmosphere. With their elegant and distinctive design, herringbone wood floors add a touch of sophistication to your room.

herringbone wood floor

2. Accent wall: Revitalizing spaces with herringbone patterns

This herringbone pattern accent wall was made from the boards of an old fence and adds a unique character to the room. The intricate arrangement of the herringbone pattern adds visual interest and transforms a plain wall into a stunning focal point.

herringbone wooden wall

3. Herringbone wall tiles: Harmonizing kitchen and bathroom decor

Herringbone tiles are an excellent choice for kitchens and bathrooms of all types and sizes. The harmonious arrangement of the pattern blends seamlessly into the overall décor, creating a visually appealing and stylish space. Whether on backsplashes or entire walls, herringbone patterns enhance the aesthetics of these areas.

herringbone tilewall

The versatility of the herringbone pattern goes beyond mere decoration, providing structural reinforcement and a visually arresting appeal. From wooden floors to accent walls and wall tiles, the use of herringbone patterns in different areas of the home adds a touch of elegance and elevates the overall ambience. 

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Introducing the FJÄRIL: A stylish herringbone dining table

The FJÄRIL collection presents a range of round extendable tables, all perfectly finished. These tables can be optionally fitted with a herringbone pattern top to further enhance their beauty. Our primary goal was to create round tables that embody unparalleled uniqueness while blending seamlessly into modern, minimalist interiors. We drew inspiration not only from the patterns in the photos above, but also from the priceless wonders of nature and discovered an irreplaceable source of creativity. FJÄRIL, the Swedish word for butterfly, finds its true essence in the captivating pattern that reflects the graceful wings of these magnificent creatures.

table top butterfly comparision
Swallowtail – This rare species of butterfly was one of our inspirations for creating the herringbone pattern
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Tags: herringbone dining table, handcrafted dining table, solid oak table, scandinavian table, hygge, interior design, solid wood furniture

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Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture Design



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