itamar burstein: flex family
 
itamar burstein: flex family
feb 11, 2010

itamar burstein: flex family

‘flex’ chair image © dafna grossman

in his ‘flex’ series, israeli designer itamar burstein creates furniture designs using a new technique to achieve curvature in wood. in contrast to traditional methods whereby wood is steamed, shaped in a mould and dried, burnstein uses a more simplified process.

he removes a core piece from the larger piece of wood. the two pieces are then glued together using pressure. in doing so, he reduces the amount of tools, energy and time taken by traditional production methods.

the project was done for VIA france as part of the annual design support program. it was showcased during maison & objet 2010 at VIA gallery, paris. the project will remain on display until march 7th, 2010.

itamar burstein: flex family image © dafna grossman

itamar burstein: flex family image © dafna grossmanitamar burstein: flex familyimage © marie flores

itamar burstein: flex family image © dafna grossman

itamar burstein: flex family image © dafna grossman

itamar burstein: flex family ‘flex’ coathanger image © dafna grossman

itamar burstein: flex family image © dafna grossman

  • This is nice, but I like this other “Flex” project better:

    [url=https://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/8343/emiliano-godoy-camouflage-armchair-and-flex-coffee-table.html] Emiliano Godoy at designboom [/url]

    Seems more efficient.

    Jen
  • Beautiful 2 kinds of wood, look like chairs : Alvar Aalto

    ruudvanthul
  • I like this, but I believe I see a flaw. Most of the joints are gluing endgrain to endgrain, which is generally inferior. I’d like to know if any of those chair legs break.

    J God
  • Gimmy, this is the idea! the two front legs and back rest are made of one long pre cnc cut light wood. After cutting the dark wood parts the assembly is done without steaming, just bent light wood on dark wood and glued. The thin light wood has such flexibility that it bends easily.

    I have seen the project in the gallery in Paris, Nice work.

    JosephP
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