The AvanWood design series by Storio is made through a unique technique of bending wood. Folding a piece of natural solid wood nearly 360 degrees to achieve unseen levels of workability whilst maintaining its original strength. As a result, Storio has created a series of wood products that combine curved surfaces, durability and pliability even when carved to a thinness of 0.8mm. This produces wood designs of natural, untouched beauty. Most of the processes used to create the AvanWood range are unique handcrafts - bending, polishing, painting and assembling.
Obtaining wood suitable for bending is a difficult process. Yama farmers enter a snowy mountain in Niigata and select trees one by one, taking into account the age and durability. Storio works closely with timber suppliers and indigenous mountain people to secure the best materials, preserve the forests and keep valuable artisan techniques alive.