Zipshape- A Simple Technique for Creating Complex Furniture


Zipshape is a technique developed by Schindlersalmeron that allows for curved surfaces to be made in furniture with creating costly molds or setting up cumbersome steaming chambers. The designs get their curves by the interlocking teeth that make up the top and bottom of the furniture piece. The furniture gets its curviture by varying the width and angle of the teeth. The process is not exactly what I would call simple because of the precision needed to make the teeth, but instead of tons of equipment one only has to invest in a robotic saw. I can’t wait to see the first compound curve zipshape pieces. Then, I will freak out.
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