Tiled Wood

Designer Rita Baek's background in jewelry design has given her a rather experimental approach to design, which is also characterized by the delicate and somehow respectful use of materials.
Slow Chair

These lampshades made from folding veneer laminated on canvas are above all a remarkable journey in the discovery of an everyday material such as wood. 
The light filtering through the thin veneer enhances the natural beauty of the wood, while being willingly contrasted by the rigid and unnatural geometrical pattern of the folded surface. The resulting material effectively combines the engaging immediacy of natural wood with the complex nature of the origami-like structural pattern.

Slow Chair
  Slow Chair
  Slow Chair

Designer: Rita Baek
Company: Rita Baek
Year: 2009
Materials: veneer laminated on canvas

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