Mesh panels by WOOD-SKIN grace the rocky surfaces of the Dolomites
Sunrise to Sunset by WOOD-SKIN at Dolomites, Marmolada Glacier
Photo Credit: Courtesy Omar Sartor
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Mesh panels by WOOD-SKIN grace the rocky surfaces of the Dolomites

The Italian brand fuses architecture and technological innovation to expand its range of mesh panels with a new collection dubbed From Sunrise to Sunset.

by Nitija Immanuel
Published on : Oct 21, 2021

A well-organised group, composed of the WOOD-SKIN team, photographer Omar Sartor, art director Michela Alquati and video maker Matteo Borghi, went to the Dolomites at the Marmolada Glacier to give life to a new project ‘From Sunrise to Sunset’. The mesh panels are inspired by the natural realm, fully tracing existing organic forms and integrating them with the varied world of architecture. The photoshoot frames this classic WOOD-SKIN product in its new guise of mesh panels. "The unpredictability of nature and its forms has always inspired us and these shots are a tribute to the dialogue between WOOD-SKIN and the natural forms we seek inspiration from,” share the founders of the brand Giulio Masotti, Susanna Todeschini e Niccolò Vigotti.

Sunrise to Sunset by WOOD-SKIN at Dolomites, Marmolada Glacier

A harsh and impervious place like the Dolomites, full of crevices and irregular rock formations, refers to the multi-adaptability of mesh panels guaranteed by their free-form properties. They do not follow predefined patterns but can be composed in several combinations depending on the space they will enrich. The meticulous selection of sustainable materials for the new mesh panels includes paperstone, print, metallic and non-metallic laminates, as well as Alpi (an ultra-thin and lightweight material), available in a variety of colours, finishes and infinite shapes.

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Sunrise to Sunset by WOOD-SKIN at Dolomites, Marmolada Glacier

Its design rests in harmony with the various spaces it encounters, whether natural or anthropic. The series of shots capture the process of installing the sheets in the high mountains from sunrise to sunset: from the preparation of the expedition to its completion. The profiles of the rocky walls are a perfect surrounding for coating sheets that blend with the ripples of the rocks and the clouds floating in the sky. Snowy walls with opalescent reflections (whitish, milky) match with the modular geometries of mesh panels, now opaque-now reflective. The installations do not damage the natural landscape but enhance its forms.

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Sunrise to Sunset by WOOD-SKIN at Dolomites, Marmolada Glacier

From Sunrise to Sunset exhibits a modulating nature of the installations based on the existing environment, non-permeating the process. The Italian brand fuses architecture, technological innovation, and coating, now expands its range of mesh panels products with a new collection. Starting with entirely sustainable materials, mesh panels allow organic shapes to be traced in three dimensions owing to smooth geometries of great resistance. The WOOD-SKIN patents make mesh panels adaptable to any type of surface recreating the light effect of paper and fabrics and at the same time avoiding their greater perishability.

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