Twisted lights and bowls by Erwin Zwiers
by Yvan / October 11, 2010


Dutch designer Erwin Zwiers chose bendable plywood as his medium to produce his twisted light fixtures and table bowls.



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Bendable plywood has a single face veneer and its core plies are layered with the grain perpendicular to the face in order to allow for bending across the grain.


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The wood is usually soaked with water to keep it pliable while it is being shaped.


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When properly handled, Zwiers says the flexibility of the material invites the crafting of organic forms.


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Strips of wood are wrapped around an initial shape and the structure "grows" as more strips are added. Every piece is assembled by hand and the final shape is unique.


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"It's an object and a utensil" says Zwiers. "The shape and the material make it an attractive object to behold and once it's put to use, it takes on another dimension".


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Zwiers has studied 3D design, furniture making and he interned with a harpsichord builder. His workshop is located in Castricum, North Holland.

+ erwinzwiers.nl


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