Can wood be sewn?

Maybe, with this new material design innovation!

Anastasiya Koshcheeva and Oya-Meryem Yanik both Berlin based product designers have teamed up on a project that is a study in materials, the outcome? Chester is a new, innovative material that looks at molded wood in a new way.


The two product designers have created a new surface material that’s held together with sewn seams, and doesn’t use normal wood gluing techniques.

The material can be used by itself or applied to plywood. The stitching which could be great for interior designers looking for an unusual look, adds a decorative touch to whatever it’s covering, Chester also adds some padding to the surface it’s applied too.

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