• Janus Flexible Wood 1

Color Guide

Janus Baltic Birch Plywood Finished Janus Baltic Birch Plywood Natural Janus Douglas Fir Finished Janus Douglas Fir Natural Janus Black MDF Finished Janus Black MDF Natural Janus Standard MDF Finished Janus Standard MDF Natural Janus Grey MDF Finished Janus Grey MDF Natural Janus Walnut Finished Janus Walnut Natural Janus White Pine Finished Janus White Pine Natural

Janus Flexible Wood

Wood and engineered wood are made flexible with a patented incision process. Complex incisions allow textile-like properties plus create transparency and sound absorption unexpected from wood products.

The incisions of Janus are cut on both sides, allowing thicker boards bend around a tight radius. These sheets are 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) in thickness and since the sheets look identical on both sides, freestanding partitions are possible. Available in standard sheet sizes in seven wood types in natural or finished.

  • Designer Dukta
  • Origin United States
  • Sheet Size 3’-10” x 7’-10 3/4” (116.8 x 240.7 cm)
  • Sheets have 7/8 in (2.2 cm) solid border on left and right edges
  • Thickness 1 in (25.4 mm)
  • Weight MDF: 80 lb (36.3 kg)
  • Baltic Birch Plywood: 64.5 lb (29.3 kg)
  • Hardwoods: 60 lb (27.2 kg)
  • Minimum Bending Radius MDF + Baltic Birch Plywood: ±4 3/4 in (12 cm)
  • Hardwoods: ±4 3/4 in (12 cm)
  • Open Area 20–40%
  • Primary Uses Freestanding partitions
  • Wall panels
  • Ceiling panels
  • Custom Colored MDF as well as select hardwoods are available on a custom basis and must be quoted
  • Durability Contract or residential
  • Lead Time Made to order and certain lead times will apply
  • Maintenance Dust regularly. Spot clean with cloth dampened with water only.
  • Variation Wood is a natural material and minor changes in color are evidence of the 100% natural origin of the material. Please note that Walnut will exhibit more conspicuous variation and Finished Wood Types may have a more pronounced grain.


Based in Zürich, Switzerland, Dukta has its roots in wood bending experiments. During a training course led by Serge Lunin in 2007, Christian Kuhn had the idea to create a lounger made from curved wooden elements. Together they tested alternatives including steam bending and gluing layers together but found that certain arrangements of incisions gave the wood a great deal of flexibility. Now headed by the father and son team of Serge and Pablo Lunin, Dukta was founded in 2011 and works with licensed partners throughout the world.


  • Flammability ASTM E 84: Class B (Fire Rated)
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