The unexpected combination of two dissimilar materials can be seen in architecture, interior design, and the consumer electronics and lifestyle space.
Dr. Andrew Dent, EVP of Materials Research, shares materials that offer a unique opportunity for rigidity and flexibility, hard and soft to co-exist.
This material juxtaposition lets consumers enjoy the best of both worlds. As they say: opposites attract.
A bit about the materials discussed in the video…
Wood-Skin® by Wood-Skin Srl // MC 7155-01
Flexible wood panel comprised of routed plywood laminated to a nylon textile core. The removal of the wood in linear sections at regular 60˚ angles reveals the core textile and creates a flexible joint.
Wood Textile by Studio Tesler Mendelovitch // MC 1032401
A flexible wood textile that is scored into soft, bendable 3D wooden surfaces. This geometric patterned surface offers strength and flexibility while also being delicate and soft to the touch.