WOOD-SKIN was founded in 2013 in Milan to help architects and designers around the world bridge the gap between digital representation and architectural feasibility.
The patented WOOD-SKIN® process makes rigid surfaces flexible and flat surfaces three- dimensional, giving volume, dynamism and “soul” to a multitude of materials that industry and technology have traditionally relegated to the two-dimensional state.
Chosen for the new Volkswagen Financial Services headquarters, the architecture and planning firm il Prisma developed a ‘Sense of Adventure’ design concept. A project that winds through the interior spaces designed to give a sense and direction of adventure, whilst responding to the needs of both the corporate world and company employees, creating a space intended to be explored and shared.
The support areas, characterised by the polygonal shapes of the external walls, imitate rock walls continuing the adventurous design narrative. In creating these spaces, the architecture and planning firm il Prisma found the perfect material in WOOD-SKIN.
The natural materials such as wood, material textures, the shape and colour contrast, all combine to create an open, informal and interactive look and feel.
From the ground floor to the top floor, the spaces are characterised by WOOD-SKIN products that stand out inside the rooms thanks to the chromatic contrast. All the WOOD-SKIN product elements are realised in blue MDF.
A bespoke counter winds through the large entrance area, enveloping the ceiling and merging into a wall covering that perfectly frames the lift area.