The medallion is 3 metres across. It is made of Sipo Mahogany,
European Oak, White Ash, Guatambu, and ringed with a band of Wenge.
The dome effect appears more exaggerated in this photo than in
others. It is just as apparent when you are stood upom the floor.
A wonderful trompe l'oeil.
The surrounding field of oak parquet is in a beautiful, non-directional
pattern. Each piece of that design has been carefully selected for
colour and grain structure. In this sort of work, whilst elaborate
grain patterns can be useful, as here with the mahogany, wilder
grain structures and variable colours within some species, such
as oak, or worse, olive wood, only serve to confuse the pattern
rather than assist it.