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WOOWOOD© uses the same technology as the inflatable wood (see here). The veneered panels can turn from a flat surface into a 3D form or pattern, and back to normal. This material is composed by a non-porous support of variable thickness and an elastic membrane.

This time it is not the air that inflates or sucks the pockets, but the objects that are slid inside. The wood skin follows the contours of the object to let us guess the outlines. Acting as a tensioner, this material allows objects to be placed in all directions, defying the laws of gravity. Many functions appear under the wood: cable gland, lampshade, coat rack, socket cover, sliding of drawers, clothes, boxes…

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