The series Pressed Wood Black is based on the traditional technique of bent wood, with artist Johannes Hemann combining this method with pressure to get a different look. The first step is to put pressure on fresh cut wood and divide it into its fibres. Thereafter the traditional bending technique is used: steaming the wood and bending it into molds. Finally the fibrous wood is combined with glue and pressed into the mold. Due to the wood being divided into its fibres, it is possible to achieve a much smaller radius, or to change the naturual round base to a rectangular profile, or any other shape that might follow.