Bendit Plywood Snow Sledge Concept

The Bendit Snow Sled brings a completely new look into the dusty category of wood sledges, making heavy use of bent plywood

Our plywood sledge design concept ‘Bendit’ is a sustainable ‘snow rider’ combining fluid forms with cutting-edge use of materials. For its innovative mix of material, form and functionality ‘Bendit’ sledge received an international red dot design award in 2011. Its main look is defined through sheets of bent plywood. The physical flexibility of beech wood and its hardiness enhanced with weather-proof treatment makes the quite advanced material a perfect fit for outdoor sports.

What we didWe decided to use plywood for this design because plywood offers a broad range of different material finishes. Painted, waxed, stained or glazed surfaces with various variations of veneers provide users with plenty of options to get buyers excited.

The sled’s construction of shifted, tapered veneer (compressed in a mould) makes differing variations of material thickness possible, shouldering all kinds of tough performance requirements. The ergonomically shaped seating area provides optimal hold for the user, while the s-curved sections support overall balance and cushioning suspension. The rubber covered leash empowers easy pulling and enables users to maintain precise control for downhill rides of varying difficulty.

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