Wrinkled pieces of sketchbook paper inspired this wooden bowl. The random and chaotic yet functional form implemented in bent wood was part of a thorough search for material limitations.
The wrinkled paper like effect was achieved by complex mold planning, executed using 3D programming, thus enabling the wood veneers to form into shape without splitting apart.
Paper thin wood veneers are layered on top of each other, separated by glue. The stack is placed in a two piece mold that dictates the product's final shape. An electric current is passed through the mold, solidifying the glue and stabilizing the form of the bent veneers.The meticulous plan of the three dimensional mold, executed by CNC milling is designed to bend the veneers into shape without stretching the material and forcing it to split.
Cozì Studio is a high-end brand for lighting fixtures and furniture design.
Founders Yuval Carmel and Ofir Zandani are two industrial designers that combine multidisciplinary knowledge of manufacturing techniques, high-end technologies and traditional crafts.
Their products are characterized by a unique morphology, due to a thorough study of materials and a constant interest in pushing technology boundaries to the limits.
Behind each work lays an idea, a vision interpreted; creating a dialog between technology and craft, between perception and tangibility.
This 'Wrinkles' fruit bowl is made of American walnut, but is also available in light ash.
Measurements: 38 x 38 x 15 cm.