Corelam Wood Offers Improved Material Strength

 - May 14, 2011
References: corelam & core77
Just think about the cardboard chairs of Frank Gehry, and how one would not expect to be supported by paper furnishings. Now consider a new product called Corelam, which applies the same principle to everyday plywood. What wonders could one create with such a material?

Corrugated iron has been used in architecture for several generations, offering an unexpected strength when examining the thickness of each sheet. Industrial design professor Christian Blyt has been working for years on Corelam, at which so many people before him had failed, but alas it has come to fruition.

Corelam corrugated wood is essentially a thin panel of laminated plywood, pressed into an undulating form. When regarded in terms of its weight and density, this is one extraordinarily innovative product that broadens the possibilities of building as it affects the fields of furniture design, architecture and beyond.