Else-Rikke Bruun weaves flexible Textile Veneer screen from wood

Danish designer Else-Rikke Bruun blurs the line between fabric and wood with her Textile Veneer screen, highlighted as part of our Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 collaboration.

One of 10 experimental designs chosen for The Mindcraft Project exhibition, Bruun's screen is made of thin birch plywood veneer that is woven like yarn to create a flexible mesh partition.

Textile Veneer screen by Else-Rikke Bruun in The Mindcraft Project
Textile Veneer is made of woven pieces of thin birch plywood veneer. Photo by Anders Sune Berg

No glue or screws are needed to assemble the structure; pieces simply interlock together to hold it in place.

Textile Veneer is the latest in a series of experimental screens by Bruun, who as both an architect and a designer, is drawn to pieces of furniture that can be used to create spaces.

She was inspired to make Textile Veneer after a trip to Mexico, where textile crafts are prominent, and also wanted to explore the applications of computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling.

Textile Veneer screen by Else-Rikke Bruun in The Mindcraft Project
Textile Veneer is one of the experimental designs in The Mindcraft Project exhibition. Photo by Anders Sune Berg

"By embracing the possibilities of the CNC machine, the craft traditions are updated to a contemporary context," said Bruun.

"The screen reflects light and it illuminated like a lampshade even in soft daylight, and it casts fine decorative shadows when lit with artificial light."

Video is by Benjamin Lund.


Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project

The Mindcraft Project is an annual exhibition presented by the Copenhagen Design Agency to bring the best in explorative and experimental Danish design to the world.

The Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 collaboration showcases the work of 10 innovative designers and studios from the 2021 digital edition of the exhibition via a series of videos. Watch all the videos as we publish them at: www.dezeen.com/the-mindcraft-project-2021.

Dezeen x The Mindcraft Project 2021 is a partnership between Dezeen and Copenhagen Design Agency. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.

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Textile Veneer screen by Else-Rikke Bruun in The Mindcraft Project
Textile Veneer screen by Else-Rikke Bruun in The Mindcraft Project
Textile Veneer screen by Else-Rikke Bruun in The Mindcraft Project
Else-Rikke Bruun assembles the Textile Veneer screen
Else-Rikke Bruun assembles the Textile Veneer screen
Textile Veneer screen by Else-Rikke Bruun in The Mindcraft Project
Detail of Textile Veneer screen by Else-Rikke Bruun in The Mindcraft Project