What is new bendable wood?

We’ve invented the first ever, bendable wood with structural integrity. It looks and acts like a fabric, but is made from a sheet of plywood. Laminated with plywood and foam, machine-slit for flexibility, you’ve never experienced a flexible wood structure like this before. After a few years of research and development, we’ve finally found the perfect recipe for this new bendable wood from PlyProject. Here, hard plywood becomes a flexible thing.
Material Application

Designing curved wall and ceiling.

Do you like the work of Alvar Aalto, with his use of curved walls and ceilings as acoustic elements, but is trying to design and build a curved wall driving you nuts? What if there were easily customized flexible wood panels that would serve this purpose? Aalto designed and built his original curved ceiling nearly 100 years ago, but architects rarely include his ceilings today. Why? Because this custom-built and labor-intensive feature required specialized wood craftsmanship by skilled board-builders. Good news — you now can install bendable wood, creating any sort of desired curved wall/ceiling without specialized builders.
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Material Innovation

Composite material made of plywood and foam.

Bendable wood has a sandwich structure composed of layers of plywood and foam. The properties of each combine to provide a balanced, flexible building material that behaves as a single new entity. The plywood becomes a fabric-like material for a multi-sensory experience. Flexible and modern wall panels can create any curved wall and/or ceiling, to be used in architecture as acoustic elements. Its fabric-like structure and appearance boost psychological well-being on a human scale. On a larger scale, it’s an adaptable structure that creates new interlinked possibilities for interior architecture.
Material Characteristic

Stunningly flexible and lightweight material.

By combining the strength of plywood with foam and technical ingenuity, bendable wood turns what was once a stiff and heavy board into a stunningly soft and lightweight material. The challenge of creating flexible wood panels was to find the right balance among the material properties of plywood and foam. Layering and separation offer many possible configurations for this new material. Adhesively bonded, the layered materials become a composite material that combines the material properties of plywood and the springiness and softness of foam.
Material Experience

Multi-sensory experience of flexible wood panels.