For almost 20 years, the “Fritz Kohl Veneer Book”, with almost 400 pages, has been considered to be a groundbreaking standard work on the subject of wood and veneer – in fact, far beyond the borders of the veneer industry.
Having now reached its 8th edition and being available in five languages, the book can be found on the shelves of countless furniture manufacturers, designers, architects and wood enthusiasts all over the world.
In day-to-day business as well, iPad and iPhone are getting more and more important as a helpful and comfortable working appliances. Reasons enough for developing applications on the basis of this popular guide to veneers that – apart from the already familiar wealth of information and noble presentation – offer a whole range of new possibilities to discover the world of real wood veneer.
The most essential part of these Apps is a detailed introduction of currently about 157 wood species. In contrast to the book, updates for further wood species can be carried out quickly.
Apart from pictures with high resolution, information on the various wood species, such as botanical name, trade name, similar woods, country of origin, range, uses, properties, machining, seasoning, finishing and jointing can be obtained. Of course, all these keywords can be browsed through actively.
The user can get a general overview in the gallery, before taking a closer look at certain wood species or simply make a pre-selection by various criteria such as coloring or country of origin.
Of course, it is also possible to make use of the search function to get to the requested wood species or information, however, the integrated slideshow is a great opportunity to get inspired just as well.
All of this offers professional users a quick and efficient way to determine which veneer is best suited for their specific demands and ideas. Additionally, all the information and pictures can be forwarded by e-mail directly from the App. True to the book, the App also contains extensive information about veneer production, a glossary and a dictionary of technical terms in five languages.