The craft of a bookbinder has hardly changed since the invention of the book in the 15th century. Woodbook is inspired by this old craft tradition and reinterprets it in a new way. The folding mechanism of a book and the material - bookbinding cloth - are the starting point and essential element of the furniture series. A textile hinge, in form of a strip of colored bookbinding cloth, is used for chair and table. Glued to the wooden surfaces, it allows to unfold the flat pattern into a three-dimensional shape. In no time, a very light construction is build, which reminds of archaic architecture. Thanks to the folding mechanism, the table and chair can also be stowed and shipped in a very space-saving manner. Finalist for IFDA Design Award 2020/2021.
|Client:||IFDA International furniture design Competition / Japan 2020|
|Materials:||pine plywood, colored bookbinding cloth, rope|
|Dimensions:||table: 76 x 220 (200) x 100 cm / chair: 180 (160) x 37 x 48 cm|