A Sculptural Desk That Pushes the Limits of Wood

Italian furniture company from Brixen in South Tyrol, Fratelli Reifer Custom has handcrafted a large desk out of 10 single sheets of pressed wood. The pressed wood is bent into an organic, three-dimensional shape that becomes a fully-functional office table. The labor intensive MIZU spans over four meters long (over 13 feet long) and is limited to just nine total being made. The surface is clad in a layer of Canaletto walnut for its rich and warm texture resulting in an elegant and fluid piece with ribbon-like curves.

MIZU debuted during Milan Design Week in an exhibition curated by 0XII zerododici, a Milanese architecture studio.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.