The Wooden cutout collection Gives Air + Light Its Freedom

Tel Aviv-based designer and woodworker Gila Bobich, founder of frill furniture, creates practical home decor that can make a space feel more alive. Her latest made-by-hand furniture and wall pieces, the cutout collection, was exhibited last month at SaloneSatellite. “I love the physicality of the woodshop, of breaking down giant boards of lumber into small, delicate pieces and putting them together into entirely different objects,” Bobich said of her process.

intricately cut piece of wood

The cutout collection features a handmade two-layer panel with cutout abstract shapes, making it see-through. Air and light are free to move through the paper snowflake-like pattern, capable of casting beautiful shadow patterns. The design also allows for the piece to exist without interrupting the flow of a space. You might notice Bobich’s appreciation for architectural elements such as extruded bricks, traditional latticework, and modern wind walls in the patterns. The cutout collection is her interpretation of creating lighter construction, ventilation, privacy, and shade.

Bobich’s cutout panels can act as many things: a shelf, a cabinet door, a tabletop, a headboard, a room divider, or a piece of art. The panels are made of sustainable maple wood, and the wall art is made of painted MDF.

intricate wood tabletop

detail of wood table

detail of wood table

bookshelf with three shelves and intricate wood details

bookshelf with three shelves and intricate wood details

detail of bookshelf with intricate wood details

detail of bookshelve with intricate wood details

bookshelf with intricate wood details

Photo: Gila Babich

detail of intricately cut wood

wood bench with intricate details

wood bench with intricate details

wood cabinet with intricately cut doors

two lilac half circles with intricate woodwork pattern hanging on a wall

two lilac half circles with intricate woodwork pattern hanging on a wall

detail of two lilac half circles with intricate woodwork pattern

light-skinned woman with dark wearing protective ear coverings and a dark yellow jumpsuit

Gila Babich

To learn more about the cutout collection, visit frillfurniture.com.

Photography by Hadar Dolan.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.

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