DESIGNING WITH SUSTAINABILITY

WOOD—SKIN is a patented process, a composite made of carefully selected materials with the right characteristic for each project. We hand-pick trusted suppliers, that are aligned with our vision and standards for environmental and performance quality.

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FSC® Certificate

Since January 2020 we’ve joined the list of FSC®certified Italian companies. Our composite is made of material from well-managed, FSC®-certified forests, recycled materials, and other controlled sources. By choosing this, you help take care of the world’s forests. 

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Planting trees

WOOD-SKIN forest

W—S conscious design principles

The composite can be realized with 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, but also the certifications needed. We explore sustainable solutions that pervade every part of the design process to minimize environmental impact:

1. Functional intelligence

To ensure quality and sustainability in production processes and work sites, we commit to the following objectives:

  • Fostering close collaboration and transparency with partners and manufacturers
  • Using local materials wherever possible to minimize our environmental impact
  • Using long-life materials that are certified or materials from suppliers with an environmentally-conscious focus
  • Low and optimum material usage
  • Produced on-demand (no dead stock)
  • Dry assembly to re-use the membranes

2. Dry assembly

WOOD-SKIN® designs remain functional over time, thanks to a dry assembly method tested over years of projects and installations. This, in addition to allowing rapid installation, allows for an equally rapid dismantling of the surface without affecting its technical and aesthetic properties. 

This solution, studied and perfected over a long period, allows WOOD-SKIN membranes to be reused for new and different applications.

3. Attention to detail

We support and collaborate on projects that redefine boundaries within the building industry by developing environmentally friendly solutions.

4. Diffuse manufacturing

In the future, WOOD-SKIN will be even more sustainable. Thanks to the digital nature of our patented process, one of our future aims is to achieve “zero kilometre” production. This will allow us to:

  • sustain local production and manufacturing
  • use local resources
  • avoid long-distance shipments
  • reduce emissions
  • Flat shipping to reduce the volume and optimize the space
  • Shipping CO2 compensation