From January 19th to the 25th, the latest results of the Zipshape research will be on display at the 2009 IMM Cologne furnishings show in Germany. The exhibits were developed as a cooperation between the Fachschule für Holztechnik Hamburg (Hamburg school for timber technology) and Swiss manufacturer schindlersalmerón.
One of their latest creations is a cantilevering rocking chair, the Ziprocker, made from walnut and cherry wood.
ZipShape is a universal method that makes it possible to fabricate single curved panels from any plain material without molds. An element consists of two individually slotted panels that interlock when bent to the predefined curvature. This system is based on a super intelligent method of making new, completely individual forms out of wood. It is tantamount to developing a new material. It opens up countless opportunities to create something completely new. A real innovation that creates an infinite number of new applications.
Visit the schindlersalmerón website – here.