Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for
an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for
a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE
(free of charge)

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

massiflex / Wooden plate

massiflex

Discipline: Material

Discipline: Material

We at massiflex follow the natural shape of the tree trunk when cutting massive slabs of wood, instead of wasting material by trimming the edges and forcing a straight shape. Undulating edges make glue lines almost invisible to the naked eye. You can also save up to 40% of wood depending on the trunk you are working on. This makes our process ecologically valuable. Because we cut the irregular outside contours of two slabs as twins, they make a perfect match when layered on top of each other. On top of that, the natural grain of the wood is preserved and not lost like in a conventional slab of wood. The massiflex process is ideally suited for long tables.

The modern and innovative technique used to produce this solid wood slab is very convincing. An industrially used method was combined with a good idea to give naturally grown, crooked wood which usually counts as waste, a totally new quality and value. The technique ensures a more considerate use of material. It’s a new and very exciting method for furniture production, a method that has great potential and shows that there is, at least for now, no such thing as a substitute for nature.
Materials Look & Feel – selected by Aart van Bezooyen
Client / Manufacturer

Meyer

Meyer AG
Ennetbürgen, Switzerland

GO TO PROFILE
Design

Meyer

Meyer AG
Ennetbürgen, Switzerland

GO TO PROFILE