wooden balloon

wooden balloon/ Evelina Kudabaite


Wooden Balloon is an exaggeration of the cross-breeding process, transformation of a tree into an object of celebration. Trees are often regarded as objects. They are cross-bred to make them thicker and stronger, affect their growth or even change the color of their leaves. The process of making the Wooden Balloon takes the transformation game to another level and enables one to experiment with pigments made from different parts of a tree. By mixing tree fibres collected in Heiðmörk forest with bioplastics made from natural substances, an entirely new, flexible and easily degradable material is created. Balloon as an object gains additional value due to its personal way of production and natural materials.
Project by Evelina Kudabaite

flame it

Project by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

The object Flame it is a new approach to the simple product that is firewood. The object is made using the process of sandblasting a piece of wood, which reveals the shape of the year rings and gives the wood its surprising and unique look. The owner of Flame it can enjoy the unique object by using it as a decorative object in his home. At a special occasion the user can decide to burn it and use it to its full extent and enjoy the beautiful spectacle that is created by burning the object. The airy year rings in the object create different kind of experience for the user in front of the fireplace.
Project by Kristín Guðmundsdóttir

colored wooden rugs

wooden rugs / Elisa Strozyk


colorful wooden rugs with dyed wood mimic the soft texture of carpets made of fabric
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bricola

Brickola / Alcarol

In Venice, paline and bricole (group of three paline) are timber poles, planted in the Laguna seabed. The bricole’s external surface is left intentionally intact, in order for the markings left by tides and molluscs to act as reminders of the Venetian sojourn of this characteristic recovered timber. All parts sawn from bricola poles undergo accurate and painstaking washing, cleaning, drying and disinfection procedures and they are finally protected by a thin layer of beeswax.
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stool ½

Stool 1/2. Polish Design Now

The unique character of the wood contrasts with the technical, laser die cut metal element. The stool is very stable and durable. With the right finish for wood and metal stool can live in the garden or on the terrace. Both on the outside and the apartment can serve as a seat, but also serve as a handy table.

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diptych – every object

Diptych / Lex Pott

Every Object from the Diptych1 series comes from the same douglas fir, therefore carrying the ( 1 ) branded on each product. This particular tree was planted on the Dutch grounds of the Veluwe around 1960 and cut down in 2013.
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sculpted

Sculpted / Lutyk


Useful sculpture? A seat with an extra function for exercise? Noble material? It’s difficult to classify this object. Trying to break away from the aesthetics of home exercise equipment, I searched for the simplest possible form that could evoke a home atmosphere.
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round square

round square / thier van daalen

glass bells to show your precious objects

When blowing soap bubbles in the air Iris & Ruben had the dream to capture these temporary beauties in a tendril frame. The fascinating effect of a floating bubble which adapt to its surrounding until it snaps, was the inspiration for a new series of objects in glass combined with wood by Studio Thier&VanDaalen.
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hakutan purifying white charcoal

sort of coal

Sort of Coal is introducing naturally and handmade active charcoal, so called White Charcoal that emphasizes both the function and the aesthetic.
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paper brick

paper brick / nendo

A set of paper blocks designed for an insert in Japanese lifestyle magazine Pen. Readers can create a pseudo-3D object by stacking tricolor blocks that seem three-dimensional.
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spil

spil / rendezwood


Low Tech Playful Accessories
Spil is a beginning of a collection of low tech travel games in the form of accessories. It is a back to basics reply to the smartphone overuse of the present.
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infuse

infuse / rendezwood

Container for a refreshing experience
Infuse is an object that enables experimentations with flavors in the local environment. The idea is based on different techniques in extracting flavor and blending them.
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gone baking

gone baking / rendezwood

The Hot Spring Baking Experience Project
Gone Baking is an opportunity to go out and seek for adventure. Utilizing the forces of nature to create a unique experience of baking while breathing fresh air and enjoying the scenery. With a map, with all the necessary instructions to find a hot spring baking area, basic ingredients for the bread and a box made out of Icelandic birch, the adventure can begin. The bread tastes sweet with a hint of birch, hot spring and 24 hour care.
Made out of locally produced Icelandic birch wood and cotton straps.
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burn bowl

burn bowl / rendezwood

In an ever accelerating pace of urban life, there is a general urge to slow down in order to fully appreciate experiences. This concept was inspired by primitive methods of cooking and crafting to engage people in simple, outdoor pleasures such as tool making and cooking over an open fire.
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survivor collection

survivor collection / jack huston

The Survivor Collection of home wares are made from recycled New Zealand timber and are based on an existing technique used by survivalists while tramping or hunting in wilderness.
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reusable boo bag

'Boo bag' by Sung-un Chang

‘Boo bag’ by Sung-un Chang
The boo bag is a reusable grocery bag which is made of highly sustainable bamboo fabric.
When grocery shopping, the bamboo casing works as a handle and provides comfortable grip for the user’s hand.

creek chair

creek chair by Sandro Lopez

The concept behind Creek armchair is to fabricate a wooden design with a contemporary language.
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daddy would be proud

daddy would be proud/ magdalena krzykowski

Extraordinary wood carvings can be found when you visit native Polish markets. Some of the most interesting are carved in the Beskids, a series of mountain ranges in South Poland. The wood carvers from there take their wares to the market, where they present  their objects.
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the hangzhou stool

the hangzhou stool/ Chen min

The Hangzhou Stool consists of many layers of bamboo veneer of the thickness of 0.9mm. Each veneer again is made of several ultra thin bamboo layers that is aligned vertical to each other according to its natural direction of the bamboo fibres. In such way, each veneer becomes not only very flexible but also robust in all directions.
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swarm

swarm /mikeandmaaike

Swarm is a room divider that offers great flexibility in density and scale enabling the creation of light-filled, intimate spaces within open environments. The self-standing units blend together when arranged in groups.
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glass wood II

glass wood/ alexa lixfeld

„With Alexa Lixfeld being more a process- than a product designer, the GlassWood collection is essentially about bringing together what was already there, but which remained disconnected, allowing incidents and accidents, and generating beauty, openness, social dynamics, and an endless fascination.“

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Fjällbjörk Diamant

Fjällbjörk Diamant/ twurk

Diamond cutting is a task that requires skill and patience. The resulting diamond is the highest symbol of luxury. Does this symbol change with material?
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wooden carpet textiles

wooden carpet/ elisa strozyk

The potential of the “wooden carpet” is its flexibility. It can be rolled up and transported easily. The carpet’s ability to move implements a potential of change. It can be laid flat on the ground, but also sculptured in a dramatic way, or shaped up the wall.
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forest bench

forest bench/ vyrobeno lesem

The bench is made of the firewood Josef and Zde?ka stocked upsome 40 years ago. However, it did not end up in the fire. Due to a lucky chance, it was conserved in the form of half-round logs until it became a perfect material for the making of a bench. Broad-leaved trees from Central Bohemia; birch, hornbeam, ash tree; in combination with a load-bearing steel construction with a comaxit surface finish.
photo: Michael Tomeš
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forest story

forest story/ vyrobeno lesem

Craft experiment as a living dialogue between the hot glass and bits of wood. Bring together these two unyielding elements gives this unique collection its final form and atmosphere.
Results are unexpected and charming.
Forest story for Vyrobeno Lesem
material: glass
photo: Tomáš Brabec
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engrain tactile keys

engrain tactile keys/ michaelroopenian

a computer keyboard that uses nature’s tactility to strengthen the relationship between user and interface;
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briccole

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And once again we are back with our beloved “briccole”….. Rising out of the surreal enchantment of the Lagoon of Venice, a magical metamorphosis restores its soul, free from time’s endless effort. Drawn together and united in rhythmic composition, their silent reflection extends across a shining sea of steel; timelessly.
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