W—S patented technology is the core of our design and production phases. One process based on 2 main steps: composite definition and creation + design and production. The possibility to realize a composite-milled panel - with a textile core in the middle - and potentially create thousands of digital hinges, opens an infinite number of possibilities in different fields from the cladding system, to the furniture piece.
The composite can be realized with a variety of materials, including wood, laminate, metal, stone, and felt. Each of these materials brings a unique texture and aesthetic to the composite, allowing designers and architects to achieve the desired look and feel for their project. Whether you're looking to create a warm and inviting atmosphere or a sleek and modern space, WOOD—SKIN can be customized to meet your needs.
An integral part of the WOOD—SKIN® patented process, the software instructs the machines to tessellate the surfaces of the 3D model. The program reproduces the digital design configuration with precise geometries, sparing heavy and expensive structures.
‘When a material, rigid in its nature, becomes flexible, ductile, almost pliable, it is necessarily the fruit of an intuition. WOOD—SKIN® was born this way, from a new attitude toward the act of creating projects, an innovative mixture of different factors: theoretical and practical know-how, technical and creative predisposition, the fusion of digital technology and artisanal skills. In a nutshell, WOOD—SKIN® merges architectonical research and the background of animation that inspired its inventors to give life, movement and new functions to rigid materials.’
WOOD—SKIN team, 2014
A simple assembly mechanism allows local workers to install the finished claddings themselves, erasing intermediate substructures.