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By Ray Hemachandra

From a closed hutch and bedside desk to cabinets, curios, and a waterfall chest of drawers, those 500 notable modern cupboards show off the paintings and craft of excellent furnishings making. those newly made works have fun form, joinery, detailing, colour, or the sophisticated mix of all these traits. especially, every bit testifies to the layout and technical talents of its author, and has that the majority priceless part of all mind's eye.

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The step-by-step processing of wood is fairly predefined. CNC technology has actually opened a new field in the area of formal design, but, on the whole, wood remains fairly antiquated. It is still a process that involves skilled craftsmanship, even though it can now be processed in a more industrial manner than previously. But I think this long tradition of woodworking is precisely that, which poses a challenge to designers to find new ways of working with a material that does not per se make great technological strides.

Cottage): 150 m 2 alternative. The trunks were split from their heartwood lengthwise, without having to saw them open, by a drilling system specially developed by Bernath+Widmer, in collaboration with other experts in the field (Hermann Blumer, Michael Koller, Bergauer Holzbau GmbH, Heiri Bührer). The advantage of this method is that regionally available hardwood, which had previously been processed only for heating or 51 Bernath+ Widmer industrial purposes, could now be used as valuable hardwood, and a plank could even be cut from a trunk with a relatively small diameter.

Wood might be relatively limited in what is offers, but it’s renewable. A good example here is Fritz Becker KG who make molded plywood. They manufacture their product very close to Europe’s largest birch tree forest. So, does that mean your first concern is that of ecology ? Yes, that too. Is there anything about the technical or processing aspects that fascinates or excites you about wood ? Of course. With our new chair for WOGG, the WOGG 50, we learned the hard way how tricky wood actually is.

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