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The MIZU Table is a Marvel of Wood Molding

 - Apr 15, 2017
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Fratelli Reifer Custom -- a premium wood joinery based out of Brixen in Alto Adige, Italy -- and designer Eberhard Mitterrutzner, have created the dazzling and complex MIZU table. The furniture piece, which measures four meters long by two meters wide, is made from just 10 individual layers of wood pressed together and molded into a strange, Mobius strip-like shape.

Bending wooden layers is hardly a new process, but what makes the MIZU table unique is that it is folded through three dimensions. Typically, wood-bending involves folding the wood along a single plane -- imagine a curled scroll, for example. The MIZU table, on the other hand, is folded in two different directions, giving it a fascinating and seemingly impossible shape.

Considering the technical challenge involved in crafting such a table, Fratelli Reifer Custom will only be selling nine in total.