Plywood is typically seen as an isotropic material -- one which is equally strong in all directions -- and because of its non-directional strength we tend to think of it in the flat, as a sheet good. Yet bent plywood maintains the isotropy of plywood while adopting non-flat shapes, opening the door for designers to use it structurally in ways that no other material could handle.
The form of the nightstands is conceived to leverage the isotropy and form-flexibility bent plywood simultaneously. The minimum-thickness nightstands mount directly to the wall, and allow their users to store items in both a more private "interior" space as well as on the more publicly accessible top surface.
Personal project, 2007.