Sandi Lincoln

August 31, 2018

Lamello History

Woodworkers have an innate professional curiosity, always looking for a better method, a better end result. Hermann Steiner was no different as he wrestled with the process of joining chip board panels, an interesting new material for cabinetmakers in the early fifties. Bedridden with a winter fever, he concentrated on the problem until a solution came to him as he stared at his shutters: cut small opposing grooves into the panels that wouldn’t weaken the chip board and connect them using small wooden biscuits. Simple, yet game-changing.