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Innovative Materials




Giulio Masotti

Other members

Susanna Todeschini, Stefano Baruffaldi, Niccolò Vigotti

Business Idea

WOOD-SKIN was founded in 2013 to help architects and designers bridge the gap between the creative freedom of digital representation and the practical realities of the construction site. The WOOD-SKIN® process transforms rigid materials into 3D sheets of a 'programmable' composite with the potential to be coded and given a specific form through a one-step fabrication process. The patented technology enables the panel to fold along 'digital hinges', much like origami. From the flat state, the material morphs into the third dimension, where it can assume a range of forms and functions limited only by the imagination of the designer, without losing structural strength. As its name implies, WOOD-SKIN® was originally conceived to give organic form to wooden panels with a wide range of veneers. Today, thanks to partnerships with selected Italian and international brands, the process can be applied to many different rigid materials such as aluminum, solid surface or HPL, giving them a new three-dimensional life.

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