The conception of the Lamela started with the material it is made of: used 4mm MDF. This material, considered industrial waste, was used as a bottom layer for a 3-axis cnc milling machine that cuts different types of sheet material. It has a structure on one side that is the result of multiple milling operations. Because the production company throws out this material every other week we can rely on a constant supply, but off course with a slightly limited character.
Adding light to the unique pattern gives the material so much more value, it was meant to match. That's why we thought this was an opportunity to design a unique product.