Carnegie has just announced a collaboration with Italian brand Wood-Skin—authors of an exciting new proprietary process using advanced software and digital manufacturing to streamline the process of creating innovative surfacing materials.
Essentially, the technology translates a digital file into a machined product—“tessellating the surface of a 3D model to generate its precise unfolded geometries onto sheets of rigid composite material.”
A rough layman’s translation of this is the fabrication of intricate faceted surfaces that behave more like textiles, made of all types of materials and in unending patterns and styles.
Wood-Skin offers three product lines: Fold Panels: “3D panels with intriguing geometries,” Mesh Sheets: “Sleek, 3D membranes using rigid materials,” and Tailor Made: “custom surfaces to create sculptural feature elements.”
The upshot is that Wood-Skin offers the opportunity to make rigid materials more like textiles—faster to make, easier to manipulate, and ultimately less costly—opening up endless opportunities for this exciting new technology.
The Wood-Skin brand is FSC-Certified; they source materials from forests where diversity and sustainability are prioritized and from communities where workers are treated fairly.