If you've ever flown anywhere in the world, you're probably familiar with Thorn Airfield Lighting. A subsidiary of the Swedish Safegate Group, Thorn AFL have installed lighting in more than five hundred airports worldwide.

When it came to fitting out their Australian offices at Mulgrave (Victoria) in a modern Scandinavian style, the natural choice was for a clean, pale timber. Enter Britton Timbers in partnership with Melbourne’s Affordable Fitouts.

Britton Timbers is Australia’s biggest importer of American hardwoods, and account manager Anthony Smith says American Ash was a perfect choice for the Thorn AFL interiors.

"American Ash was specified, and we think Affordable Fitouts did a terrific job in crafting the long curved rows of office partitioning. The overall effect is modern and stylish and emulates the design of the company's head office in Malmo, Sweden."

American Ash is available from Britton Timbers in a range of thicknesses and is renowned for its crisp, white good-looks and prominent grain. It’s easily machined, relatively hard, and low in defect – lending its use to great effect in cabinetry, joinery, furniture and commercial fit outs. In the case of Thorn AFL, the ‘workability’ of American Ash was a definite advantage where curved partitioning was specified.

For a company specialising in lighting solutions on an international scale, Britton Timbers American Ash would seem to have been the ideal choice; The overall feel of the office fit-out is airy, spacious, and importantly for Thorn AFL - filled with light.