'Wood-Skin' can Fold into Limitless 3D Tiling Designs

By: Joey Haar - Jul 27, 2016
References: wood-skin & fubiz.net
Wood-Skin is a design material that can add depth to classic tiling designs or function as its own unique quasi-sculpture. Invented by a Milan-based materials design firm of the same name, Wood-Skin graces places like LinkedIn's Madrid office as well as restaurants and businesses around the world.

Wood-Skin comes in two types: "regular" and "smart." The regular Wood-Skin looks like a simple, tessellating triangle pattern that is best suited as a twist on classic tiles, while smart Wood-Skin consists of larger triangles of varying angles and sizes that become a folded origami sculpture. Regardless of the type, Wood-Skin can be custom-shaped to any wall or structure using the company's software program. After deciding on the shape, consumers choose the type of composite layers that they want, then Wood-Skin builds the material and installs it on site.

The complex 3D shapes possible with Wood-Skin are a modern take on classic concepts like tiling and even origami.