Bended Beauty

Stefan Diez is a talented designer with a hand for techniques, his passion for research and his dexterity with materials take him to challenge the limits of constructive processes.
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Slow Chair

His latest design, the Houdini chair and armchair, are great examples of how powerful the hands-on approach to design is for achieving innovative and out of the box results. 
Inspired in a technique used in aeroplane model making, Diez has used a series of 4 mm plywood sheets and bent them around the milled solid wood base, this different shaped wood rings form the shell-like back of the chairs and the seat. 
This innovative technique allows not only to have an extremely lightweight object with a unique shape but also to avoid the use of nails or screws; the curved pieces of plywood are glued to the wood base.

Slow Chair
  Slow Chair

Slow Chair  

Slow Chair

Houdini 
Designer: Stefan Diez
Company: E15
Year: 2009
Materials: Oak-veneered plywood and solid wood
 

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