Since 2004 TOTEM has designed and built made-to-measure structures using
the same materials, technlogies and criteria as for our furniture designs.
The system is based on realizing single objects or entire interiors
designed as huge, knock-down,ready-to-assemble,fully-jointed
Traditionally, made-to-measure furniture is high cost in terms of design
and realization, with variable results depending on the skill of the
designer and the quality of materials used.
TOTEMBUILD is based on a completely innovative concept:
computer-based design and cut by laser, single elements or entire spaces
can be produced with speed and precision, entirely in wood, without
the additional cost of the work of a carpenter.
There are no limits to the constuction possibilities. Any element can
be produced, whether structural (walls, stairs, railings, lofts) or
functional (doors, kitchens, cabinets, all types of furniture).
limited costs : the cost per square meter for a TOTEMBUILD
structure is much lower than a made-to-order structure built using traditional
speedy execution : the delivery times for our products are very short
thanks to the fact that the elements are assembled directly on site
and do not need the intervention of a carpentry shop.
high quality products: the jointed assembly of the pieces make the structures
very strong, and laser technology guarantees extremely precise joints
All of the TOTEMBUILD components are made of large
birch plywood panels. Plywood is a material made entirely of layers
of wood. The veins of each layer are perpendicular to each other, giving
this high quality material excellent mechanical characteristics, since
it is both flexible and robust.
The compact, lightly striped surface can be colored or painted.
The panels are calibrated to a uniform thickness and then cut by a CNC
laser machine. This technology creates elements with black, literally
burned edges, which accuentuate the characteristic graphic look and
underline the thickness of the panels.
Prior to assembly, the components are painted, either with oil-based
or water-based paints. Both types of finish can be used with or without