Salone del Mobile 2015

Wood-Skin® Milan and Boston have Mit "Programmable Furniture" at the Furniture Fair 2015

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Wood-Skin® Milan and Boston have Mit "Programmable Furniture" at the Furniture Fair 2015 it has been modified: 2015-04-04 di Benedict Flowers

wood-SkiN® is a company but it is also a brand that embodies both a process, a solution, a product.

Programmable Furniture worldwide exclusive for the Saloni in Milan, is the first line of furniture created with the use of process-Skin® Wood panels of composite materials that make them able to self-assemble.

Wood-Skin ® is a brand that embodies both a process, a solution, a product. Created in 2013 brainchild of Giulio Masotti, with Stefano Baruffaldi, Susanna Todeschini and Gianluca Lopresti Wood-Skin® is a process that allows you to include endless hinges inside plates rigid materials, such as wood, freeing them of their size flat, through the use of software, allowing them to assume three-dimensional geometries unique.


Since 2014 began a partnership between Wood-Skin® and Self Assembly Lab of MIT, which stems from a common interest in finding solutions innova ti ve arising from the application of industrial production processes of the fourth generation, the so-called smart materials. Mit has seen in the production of Wood-Skin interesting potential that led both to a tiling for creating a project still in an experimental which is summarized in the name of Programmable Furniture.

This research aims to ventare of a real practical application coming, finally, to the creation of a new type of furniture "that can be mounted on their own", hence Self Assembl y. The main feature however is that these objects will not re assembles thanks to external interventions, but by the intrinsic characteristics to the material of which they are composed. After a year of direct-cooperation are born different prototypes.

Wood-Skin® is simultaneously a new composite material resistant and durable that combines the rigidity of traditional materials (such as wood, metal) with the flexibility of the tissues, allowing an infinite variety of applications both in the field of architecture that in the decor, giving the possibility of re realizes complex geometries impossible to obtain with traditional techniques. It has no formal or dimensional constraints, because the size of triangular tiles that compose it can vary from 1 cmq infinity.

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A collaboration between: Wood-Skin Srl, Self-Assembly Lab, MIT; Sponsor: Biesse Spa

With its unique collaboration between Wood-Skin® and the MIT Lab Self Assembly it took shape an innovative type of furniture.
Programmable Furniture, world exclusive in Milan for the Salone del Mobile 2015, is the first line of furniture born with the use of process-Skin® Wood panels and composite materials that make them able to self-assemble.

The transformation in the different forms is defined and controlled, time improving the efficiency of product distribution using not only the flexibility of the furniture allows you to bend them to reduce their volume, but eliminates the assembly manual and mechanical means of hardware and the product is modeled dynamically once out of the box. Programmable Furnitures is a new generation of furniture items intelligent, able to self-define its shape.

Flash-Programmable furnitures

Thanks to an invisible zipper and durable you can assemble the various parts of material Wood-Skin® rethinking volumes and complex shapes in a completely new way. Each shape can then be easily made starting from a sheet of sheet material that once worked will be immediately ready to comply in the finished furniture without hardware and tools, just like a beautiful origami.


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New products 2015 - Materials Outdoor + Metals.

The increasingly demanding panorama of complex forms in architecture and construction is every day more able to draw ideas in the virtual reality of the contemporary architectural project but does not have the same advanced tools to translate these visions into the built environment. The parametric nature of the material and the patented process of digital manufacturing that creates it can accommodate small and large orders, maintaining the same modus operandi and remaining flexible to the specific needs of our customers around the world.

Wood-Skin® Srl has developed partnerships with leading companies in various sectors in order to study new materials and manufacturing technologies for digital software-based. The use of new technological applications in highly interdisciplinary perspective allows the team to grapple with the challenges of a more ambitious and aim for the best solutions to the new generations of architects and designers.

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