The 'Stretch Board' is a seemingly simple decor solution that reveals a decidedly futuristic functionality when used for storage or object placement. Designed by Taijiro Ishiko, the material is achieved with a mixture of a laser-cut top surface that has been paired with an inner silicone layer that will bend and shift when pressure is applied. This will support the weight of objects that are placed onto it, which in turn creates an artistic aesthetic that is interactive and textural.
The 'Stretch Board' brings a sense of support and texture to otherwise simple decor solutions, and could also be used with furniture to provide support on seats or benches. The specialized material is the winner of the 2018 Design Intelligence Award