Israeli designer Itamar Burstein has developed this series of furniture for VIA France which was showcased during Maison & Objet 2010 at VIA Gallery, in Paris.
Burstein creates furniture designs using a new technique to achieve curvature in wood. In contrast to traditional methods; whereby wood is steamed, shaped in a mould and dried, Burnstein uses a more simplified process by removing a core piece from the larger piece of wood and then bonding the two pieces together using pressure. In doing so, he reduces the amount of tools, energy and time taken by traditional production methods.
And the result is some seriously good-looking, smooth furniture - we love the simple elegance of the chair in particular.
If you're in Paris now or aim to be there soon, then pop by the VIA Gallery to have a look at Burstein's work which will be on display until March the 7th.
Photography © Dafna Grossman