tete de bois design wooden headwear by andrea deppieri tete de bois design wooden headwear by andrea deppieri
apr 09, 2013

tete de bois design wooden headwear by andrea deppieri

tete de bois design wooden headwear by andrea deppierijon and his fidel in mahogany wood



created and designed by andrea deppieri, venetian architect and creative director of newton & son, a multidisciplinary design office, tête de bois is the first and unique design wooden headwear, resulting from the combination of industrial design, architecture and fashion design. the concept spurs from the will to mold such a noble material as wood, to become a comfortable every-day accessory. drawing influence from the architectural element of the “brise soleil” sun shading structures and working with wooden slats and washers, tête de bois seeks to create shapes that curve along a string, giving birth to a unique piece of headwear.


lightweight and incredibly comfortable, the accessory allows airflow and protects from sunlight by means of its wooden slats which block the sun’s rays. unisex adjustable size, tête de bois is being launched with five styles in two wood finishes: the tanganika wood is light coloured while the mahogany wood is dark. the slats are made from stratified pure virgin wood veneers, they are then calendared and layered to give strength and durability to the wood. the project is characterized by a subtle sense of humor, starting from the brand name, head of wood in french, and going on with the 5 styles names. everyone suggests a well defined reference environment. tete de bois will make itsdebut at spazio rossana orlandi, during milan design week 2013.



margherita with a tête de bois pennsylvania in mahogany wood



dima and his yankee mahogany wood



tête de bois headwear fits everyone with the adjustable coulisse



veronica with her saint-tropez mahogany wood



dima with the pennsylvania in tanganika wood: tête de bois headwear is absolutely unisex



andrea, creator of tête de bois, with a corleone tanganika wood



tête de bois packaging and display



detail of the logo print on the headwear back



tête de bois 5 styles in tanganika wood



tête de bois 5 styles in mahogany wood



the wooden slats are made from stratified pure virgin wood veneers, they are then calendared and layered



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  • I don’t like the design.

    It’s interesting using wood veneer as an alternative material for ‘simple’ items such as a hat but the item looks expensive and is not functional, no thanks.

    It’s like wearing glasses without lenses. What’s the point? Just for the “style”?

    MLR says:
  • many hats are/have been worn simply for “the style” – a lid is more about “message” than it is about function (and a lot of helmets are adorned with gaudy paint jobs which contribute nothing to function)

    this is actually far more funtional than you give it credit for – it would filter bright sunlight the way the branches of a tree do and it also ventilates

    I like the design.

    dbkii says:
  • I like them very much! I wish though…we knew that the wood was not only sourced sustainably…but what kind of wood these clever hats are made out of.

    What would be even better is to use reclaimed wood. This would allow for a “greener” eco product.

    Mary Anne Enriquez says:
  • What a great use of paddle-pop sticks! I fear unless you’re impeccably brave and beautiful, this head-ware is a hard one to pull off… or should I say put on! I’m getting a vision of striped tan lines.

    Mr Green says:

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