Based in Milan, WOOD-SKIN offers innovative products for architecture using digital manufacturing technologies. Established in 2013, the company is made up of architects, designers, and engineers who are passionate about materials, details, digital manufacturing, and software.
Carnegie is the exclusive North American distributor of WOOD-SKIN’s paneling products, which utilize a patented process that makes rigid surfaces flexible and flat surfaces three-dimensional.
The patented WOOD-SKIN® technology allows you to transform flat surfaces into spectacular origami-like coverings that bend like fabric. Once configured in 3D, they acquire many new features, including remarkable acoustic properties. The diffusion of the sound obtained by the ‘breaking’ sound waves, and the resulting ability to create immersive aural environments is owed to WOOD-SKIN’s signature geometry. Thanks to the digital nature of WOOD-SKIN, it is possible to enrich the surfaces with variable perforation density, creating areas with specific performance criteria.
As a certified B Corp, Carnegie is dedicated to responsible design and manufacturing practices that have a positive impact on the environment. As such, it was important to partner with a brand that was aligned with these key values.
The WOOD-SKIN brand is FSC®-certified, and only uses materials from forests where natural diversity is protected and preserved, and the rights of workers and local communities are respected. The company also employs a process that can be studied and tested prior to installation, only producing optimized elements with minimal waste of material, shipping volume, and time.