handfinished wooden keyboard features universal bluetooth connectivity handfinished wooden keyboard features universal bluetooth connectivity
jul 24, 2015

handfinished wooden keyboard features universal bluetooth connectivity

handfinished wooden keyboard features universal bluetooth connectivity
all photos courtesy of orée

 

 

 

french design group orée has developed the ‘orée board‘, a bluetooth equipped wireless keyboard constructed from premium maple or walnut. beginning with a single piece of wood, the expert craftsman deconstruct it into three sheets. by doing so, they are able to maintain the continuity of the wood grain throughout the final work. a universally compatible device, the keyboard brings nature into the technological realm to an unprecedented degree. users can appreciate the feeling of highly finished, sustainably sourced wood from the south of france at their finger tips while connected simultaneously with up to five devices.


a detailed look at the keys reveals the exacting precision and expert craftsmanship


the keyboard displayed in its various states of assembly, without keys, with keys and keys with letters


a look at the calibrator used to ensure each component of the board meets specifications


throughout the process each piece receives individual attention


every step of the construction process features hand finished detail


a look at the workshop where each keyboard is produced 

 

 

 

 


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edited by: trevor reed | designboom

 

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  • sweet, i wood like one…
    seriously cool though

    crclTatu says:
  • but is not a real keybord, isn’t? I mean… it doesn’t work

    D says:
  • It sure is real. Did you not read the text?

    andym says:
  • I made an wooden ipod once.

    Dick says:
  • love it………looking beautifull

    malgudi says:
  • Nice but:
    if it’s really done by hand its an incredible amount of work for something which doesn’t quite justify it.
    If it’s done using cnc or similar it would make sense however its silly to put pictures with hand tools trying to give the “handcrafted look”.
    Just my humble opinion

    andrea says:
  • I love it realy!

    Poup says:
  • dont they face copywrite issue for copying the apple keyboard. The keys are identical in size/ placement.

    curious says:
  • Gorgeous – just purchased one! Can\’t wait to get it and I will proudly have it on display rather than my Apple keyboard that is only 2 years old, made in China and already broken.

    Leigh says:
  • For this amount of work it seems cheap.
    Great job.

    Wemore says:
  • it says hand finished, not hand made, so it would just be clean up after production on a cad machine most likely.

    nye says:
  • I can not imagine how long is the hole prosses taking time. Great job!

    Laura says:
  • … show it after one year of use, with touch of living…

    Ladislav Kubo says:

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