Veneer seat and backrest drape over frame of Thomas Bentzen’s Soft Chair

Copenhagen-based designer Thomas Bentzen has developed a chair to highlight the fluid curves that can be generated using moulded wood veneer, which appears to gently fold over its solid wood frame. Bentzen designed the Soft Chair for Danish brand Takt using manufacturing methods and materials that have been popular with Scandinavian designers for decades. The chair has […]

Vertical garden and sleeping pod feature in small Madrid apartment

Spanish studio Husos Arquitectos has created a 46-square-metre plywood-lined apartment in Madrid for a young doctor and his pet bulldog. The apartment is located within a 1960s housing-block in Madrid‘s Acacias neighbourhood, which is described by the architects as a modern take on the traditional Spanish corrala – blocks of flats linked by external corridors […]

Atelier Tao + C uses wooden structure to divide U-shape Room in Shanghai

A plywood volume that contains sleep, study and bathing spaces adds structure to this unusually-shaped Shanghai apartment, which architecture studio Atelier Tao+C has recently overhauled. Fronted by a huge bay window that curves out from its front facade, the aptly named U-shape Room apartment has been overhauled to feature a multifunctional wooden volume that Atelier […]

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