Flexible Wood

A simple yet intelligent design solution donates the material with a new unexpected ability.

The strength of the Shell cupboard designed by Ubald Klug and manufactured by Swiss Rothlisberger lays in the finely thought constructive details. Made of a very simple frame of solid birch covered with Finnish aviation plywood, the rounded shape of Shell has been achieved through the use of a small series of cuts in the surface of the plywood, which gives the wood the flexibility needed to cover the rounded corners of the object and a small nickel cup closes the rounded end of the curved wood.
Seen from the inside the light that filters through the cuts in the wood enhances the beautiful simplicity of a clever design solution.


Designer: Ubald Klug
Company: Ro 
Year: 2009 
Materials: aviation plywood


It is awesome art. Quite Impressed

Dear designers

I am not a product designer, I am really inspired by these modern technique & ultra modern design element. I found the creativity is hi class. Keep it up!


Love it!

any chance of a closed up picture?


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