Industrial designer Julie Richoz took the top prize at Design Parade 7 with her desk tray and basketĀ Bouleau design. Bouleau was inspired by a round, industrial metal clamp. The clamp is made more flexible due to its cut out form. Richoz reinterpreted it into wood using birch plywood, then added a metal ring and an aluminum base to create both pieces.

Bouleau by Julie Richoz in home furnishings  Category

The entire piece is held together using the elasticity of the wood. Besides the functionality of the cut-out design to hold it together, its gives the piece character.

Bouleau by Julie Richoz in home furnishings  Category