Expandable Wood

Xpand is a dinning table with the surprise factor.
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XPand

Made out of solid wood, the central part of the table is made of stripes of wood arranged in a flexible structure that stretches like an accordion into a longer table. 
What surprises about this project is the unconventional use of a very conventional material such as solid wood; the use of the latticed structure donates flexibility to a material that doesn't have it naturally, allowing the unexpected performance. 
I like the way the structure is exposed, becoming the main aesthetical focus of the object and unveiling the idea behind the product.

Xpand
 
Designer: Xpand
Company: Xpand
Year: 2005
Materials: solid wood
 

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