Following up on the exploration three dimensional weaving with wood, the more conventional method of creating three dimensional wooden objects using plywood pioneered by the Eames and Saarinen was further improved on with 3D Veneer. One company that manufactures this material is Reholz.

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The image on the left is what happens when the shape is molded with conventional plywood. The image on the right is the same shape with 3D Veneer.

Referenced on Reholz’s website is Ron Arad’s Three Skin Chair, which is an excellent example of the application of 3D Veneer.

Ron Arad's Three Skin Chair, using Reholz's 3D Veneer