Structural Skin


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- story by MaterialDistrict

After extensive material investigations, Jorge Penadés devised a new production method that transforms the apparently worthless waste from leather factories, into an innovative material that is made 100% from an animal source.

Any resin and chemical components that have been used in the production were carefully considered for their environmental impact.

The result is Structural Skin, a material-based experimental project that celebrates the inherent qualities of given skins while defining a new role for leather that previously hadn’t been considered.

The strong material language and it’s visual qualities have been harnessed in a capsule collection, created to emphasize the material’s capabilities beyond the common two-dimensional expressions of leather.

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