Foldable Plywood

February 10th, 2005 | Filed under: Design, Fabrication Tech, Materials | No Comments »

Foldex is a combination of 3-10mm thick plywood and a linen-like material sandwiched in between. The result is much like scored cardboard. This fabrication technique integrates a cnc cutting mechanism so all cuts are accurate, repeatable and customizable, offering the potential to build an entire line of custom foldable furniture. Depending on the thickness of the plywood, the folds can produce curved surfaces out of single sheets, as they have demonstrated in a furniture piece they made for a competition in 2001. Using this basic method of flexible material embedded in rigid sheets, the possibilities seem endless. We may soon see more furniture and perhaps larger structures built using this method.

via Transmaterial | 100% Design

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