Real Wood Origami Veneer


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The material is a folded real wood veneer, backed with recycled cotton and strips of upcycled plywood. The technique is inspired by origami paper folding. As with origami the veneer is folded in one sheet. It is also possible to fold marquetry veneer. Basically any veneer can be used.

The material is around 1mm thick and the panels are either 80 x 70 x 2.5 cm or 59 x 58 x 2.5 cm. The panels can be combined together. The finish of the origami veneer is oil and wax. It can be used as wall pictures or as coverings for furniture.

The aim with developing this material was to use as little as possible new wood resources. Just the outer visible 0.5 mm, the veneer thickness, is new, the rest is recycled. The material is quite stiff and lightweight. A big panel weights about 1.8kg.

Formfurnier received the Green Product Award 2020 and a nomination for the Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis 2021 for this material.

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