Smith & Fong Launches PalmTheory™ wall panels for commercial, retail, hospitality and residential interiors

Patterns shown in image are in an 8’x16’ format, constructed from four 4’x8’ panels.

One of the Company’s Most Daring Product Offerings to Date, PalmTheory™ Grain Patterns Direct the Eye to a Compelling Dimensionality Illusion 

Smith & Fong on Mar. 31 announced the introduction of PalmTheory™, a range of striking, configurable palm panels for commercial, high-end residential, retail and hospitality interiors, according to company founder and CEO Dan Smith.

PalmTheory panels are available in eight configurable grain patterns that explore the use of abstract geometry, both organic and refined. As different as each pattern is, all are grounded within the discipline of the isosceles triangle. A selection of preset designs is provided for designers as a departure point for further creativity and exploration; each can be further manipulated to create new and different patterns.

The PalmTheory panels are constructed of individually cut isosceles triangles, encompassing four different grain directions, artfully assembled into 4’x8’ dimension panels for easy installation. Panels and patterns can be assembled to fit any size surface from 4’x8’ up to very large installations.

Durapalm panels come standard with a Class C fire-rating and can be upgraded to Class B, if specifications require. Additionally, these panels meet or surpass ULEF, (ultra-low emitting formaldehyde) standards under CARB ll. Durapalm panels can contribute to USGBC’s LEED® credits for Low-Emitting Materials. 

About Smith & Fong

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Smith & Fong Co. was the first U.S. based company to manufacture and import laminated bamboo products under the Plyboo brand. Entering the palm market with the Durapalm brand in 2000, today Smith & Fong’s products are distributed throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Smith & Fong is committed to sustainability, innovation and great design. For further information call 866-835-9859 or visit us at