July 29, 2006

Electrified preformed wood

Wood.e is essentially electrified wood. Furniture made of Wood.e, with an electrical current of 12V, permits one to easily plug in different applications (plug and play). Wood.e is a built-up composite comprised by plywood and two integrated conducting layers. These layers allow for unprecedented possibilities for sound, light, and motion to be combined seamlessly with wood furniture.

Designed by Bjorn Blisse, Folker Konigbauer, and Reinhard Zetsche from Transalpin, the project “Living in a Box” is a furniture system made out of Wood.e, and demonstrates the potential of this material. Stand-alone furniture like chairs, tables, lamps and shelves create symbiotic relationships that are not possible with ordinary wood or metal, and previously isolated objects can now combine the functions of furniture, lighting and space definition.

Contact: Becker KG, Brakel, Germany.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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