Wood

What is Wood? Koenders: It’s an exhibition that brings together and showcases traditional craftsmanship and modern technology through the medium of wood. The designs include a table that functions as a musical instrument, a rug made by interweaving textiles and wood, and a desktop computer made of wood (with functioning buttons). What is so special about wood? I think designers are reassessing the materials they use right now. We have seen a lot of products made through rapid prototyping – a fully automatic way of mass-producing objects. Using wood is like a counter reaction; it can bring together various disciplines, and challenge designers to think about new ways of integrating the material into the products. Why exhibit wooden designs at a fashion show? At first I tried to find clothes made of wood, but this proved difficult. Instead, I went in search of wooden products that are made in a pure and honest way, without using any paint or varnishes.