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wenchuman: contra
jul 06, 2012
wenchuman: contra


 
‘contra’ by wenchuman

chilean designer wenchuman has designed ‘contra’, a building system influenced by the use of plywood. plywood was invented in egypt
more than 5.000 years ago; ancient egyptians found that wood veneers fixed together in multiple layers with grains in different directions
would turnout in cheap and resistant planks. each element is made out of narrow strips of plywood sealed with velcro on both sides.
when stuck perpendicularly on each other, these pieces increase their capacity to bear weight. the velcro also makes it easy to bind or
unbind into multiple shapes, sizes and objects.


building an object








seat version


breakable


unbreakable



initial material


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