Hyper-Flexible Wood Notepads Bend the Rules of Materials


Technology should be used to make our lives easier and better – there’s no doubt about it. The creative types at Snijlab agree: the Rotterdam-based service uses their computer-controlled laser cutter to make products on demand. Some products they invent and develop themselves, like these impressive wooden booklets.

The booklets use a revolutionary laser cutting technique developed by Snijlab for making wood flexible. The technique allows the single piece of wood to be bent nearly in half (without hinges and with no cracking or breaking) to form a front and back cover. Between the two covers is a small pad of paper held in place with a tiny clip.

Each booklet is made from a single piece of birch plywood and finished with a clear varnish. According to the manufacturers, booklets like these could easily and inexpensively be made on-site by anyone with a laser cutter. But in case you don’t happen to have one, Snijlab offers them for €25 (around $33).

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