LOOK (Part V)
Japanese loves wood, the DC-37 side panels has this wood grain pattern that changes colour subtly depending on how your viewing angle (at times the sides has this ebony black shade, and it moves from that to some deep cherry red).
Here is a close up of the polished side panel with a LED torch shone for highlight (the white spots are dust). The side panels don’t scream look at me, but there’s a sophistication to it. And a certain degree of mystery - to be honest I’m not entirely certain if these side panels are real wood, or metal panels with a wood grain painted/printed on it.
Hard to describe what these panels are made of. They look, feel and touch like wood. The precision of the machined finish suggest it is metal. For all I know these panels could well be hand crafted and not machined. Having only ever used Ikea furniture for my entire life, I am totally unqualified to identify what materials they are made of.
All I can say is they are beautiful. The panels adds a nice touch and soften the harder looks of the front.