How the Heck Does This Hinge Hidden Within Layered Veneer Work?

Tokyo-based designer Nobuaki Sato created these Riffle LED lamps, in both desktop and floor-standing configurations, made of walnut veneer:

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What’s crazy is that this is apparently the hinge:

There’s a stop-motion clip of it in the third frame of this Instagram post:

Assuming this isn’t vaporware, do you have any idea how he pulled this off?

Source: core77

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