Designer Bar Gantz has created a furniture collection that was made entirely from steam wood bending technique. The Furniture series includes a coffee table built from 3 similar wood bend strips, a stool, a mirror and a shelf.
From the designer, “Steam bending is a wood-working technique of heating strips of wood using a steam box. The applied heat and moist makes the wood pliable to easily bend and create a specific shape.
When I was first introduced to this technology, I immediately saw the potential, as well as the magic. I fell in love with the idea to bring back to life old, traditional and ecological expertise.
Over the last few months I have been researching the subject thoroughly and trying to find my own ways of creativity to form different products.
The two main parameters I am focusing on are the thickness of the wood and the angle of the bend. Wood bending composes of mainly bending the wood, however, I found the twisting of the wood fascinating and implemented this into every product.
The big challenge in my work is to adjust the esthetical part of the product to be functional and useful.”
Via: Design Milk