Following his ‘research to find the boundaries of raw material properties,’ a young Israeli designer and recent Industrial design Graduate of Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Michael Blumenfeld has realised this neat solid wood stool called ‘Triz In’ (Hebrew for ‘wedge’). Based on the principle of splitting wedge, the curvilinear stool is constructed by insertion of three wedges between two thin plates of wood without the use of any additional parts or joints. Watch how a plain, untreated plank is transformed into a finished stool in the video below.
More about the stool:
‘This is a research to find the boundaries of raw material properties, which resulted in a series of stools built by the principle of a splitting wedge. The bendy seat is created by inserting wedges between two plates of wood. No liquids are involved in the manufacturing process. This project attempts to combine traditional manufacturing techniques with a new approach to the wood as a solid material. The assembly process of the stool is the one that defines the shape of the final product. These seats capture the moment of transformation, and the energy that was put into them by the manufacturer at the time of the assembly.’