Bendywood® is a hardwood product that through a sustainable production process becomes a flexible, forever bendable solid wood. Manufactured in Italy, this revolutionary design means it can be used to create extraordinary indoor structures that normally wouldn’t be possible without complex joinery or Glulam. There is no aesthetic difference between Bendywood® and normal wood
Traditionally, timber needs to be steamed, laminated, or shaped using special cutting methods to achieve curved wooden forms. But creating these structures efficiently and cost effectively has always been a challenge, making steel a more viable (but less attractive) alternative.
Bendywood® provides a natural, sustainable timber solution. The only solid wood that can be bent by hand without the need for heating or complex laminating.
Bendywood® is created by subjecting solid wood to a special thermo-mechanical process in which the wood is first steamed to soften the cell walls. The still moist blocks are then compressed about 20% in length and then dried. Bendywood® is produced in an entirely natural way — all without the use of chemicals.
The dried wood has impressive flexibility and can be bent to a radius of up to 10 times its own width with no need for templating or prototyping. Thin cross-sections can easily be bent by hand. Thicker cross-sections may require tension belts, force or even a roll-bending machine.
Whether you’re looking for a warm, inviting aesthetic or a slick-modern design, taking your architecture, interior design or art creations to the next level in a sustainable and budget-friendly way has never been easier.
Bendywood® is available in various lengths of both square and radial profiles in beech, oak, maple, ash, cherry and walnut. If correctly stored dry, it has an endless shelf life.
Timber is more than just a material to us. It offers a sustainable, warm and tactile alternative to other materials including steel, aluminium or plastic. Timber allows you to create extraordinary designs that bring long-term benefits and puts you on the cutting-edge with biophilic design.
Creating timber structures requires a fraction of the energy consumption of steel or aluminium products with fewer greenhouse gas emissions. It weighs less and is a robust and durable material lasting hundreds of years when properly preserved and looked after. Not only that, timber is natural, renewable and recyclable.
Timber is a naturally insulating material, creating a barrier between hot and cold temperatures, reducing the long-term costs of heating and cooling buildings.
Timber is carbon-positive. It’s one of the only building materials that help reduce carbon emissions, helping with climate change. Around 50% of the dry weight of wood is carbon dioxide, which it will retain for its entire lifespan.
Above all, timber delivers health benefits by bringing the outdoors in and improving air quality through moderation of air humidity. In fact, according to a study by Planet Ark, wood reduces blood pressure, heart rate and stress levels.
At Curvwood, we live and breathe timber. We’re here to guide you from concept to completion, helping you identify and source the right materials for your project, providing expert knowledge and recommendations so you can create something exceptional (within scope, time and budget)!
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