2019 / Material Design / Manufacturing / Professional

Mesh Sheets by WOOD-SKIN

  • Prizes
    Platinum in Material Design/Manufacturing
  • Company
    WOOD-SKIN srl, Italy
  • Lead Designer
    Wood-skin Team
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photo By Marcello Tomasi

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.
Mesh Sheets offer a new way to design curved, wavy, and free-form surfaces from flat sheets.

Bio
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. With our patented software-driven technology, WOOD-SKIN®, flat surfaces can be projected into the third dimension and into the digital era. And design ideas once thought to be too extravagant or expensive become both possible and affordable.

Photo Credit: Wood-skin Srl
Credits: photo by Marcello Tomasi