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Time Tension Wood

Time Tension Wood is a construction system based on a technique used by the Native American Indians for making bows. The system consists of brass brackets and ropes with a simple tension mechanism. These components can be used to make a variety of objects and structures from a coat rack and tabletop supports to space dividers and small-scale architecture.

This project was intended to provide a tangible experience of time and duration through natural material. The process requires 3-5 months to slowly bend the wood as it dries. Once the wood is dry, the structure is permanent. 

Designed For: Master's Thesis, Design Academy Eindhoven
Role: Product Designer, Fabrication

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The system consists of brass brackets and ropes with a simple tension mechanism.

The system consists of brass brackets and ropes with a simple tension mechanism.

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These components can be used to make a variety of objects and structures from a coat rack and tabletop supports to space dividers and small-scale architecture.

These components can be used to make a variety of objects and structures from a coat rack and tabletop supports to space dividers and small-scale architecture.

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The process requires 3-5 months to slowly bend the wood as it dries. Once the wood is dry, the structure is permanent.

The process requires 3-5 months to slowly bend the wood as it dries. Once the wood is dry, the structure is permanent.

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