sketch / image
  • 2015.04
for Alcantara

Pieces on display at project exhibition held at the Palazzo Reale adjacent to Duomo di Milano, in conjunction with the EXPO Milano 2015.
Presided over by Italian material manufacturer Alcantara, the pieces have been selected for their resistance ‘to fraying around the edges even when cut apart from the whole’, much like the trademark material to which the company lends its name. Alcantara of various colours have been layered and rolled up to create a kind of ‘log’, and then cut into slices of lumber to create the effect of ‘Alcantara tree-rings’.
This material can be used for flooring or furniture finishes, bringing out a whole new expressive
dimension to Alcantara.

alcantara-wood_sketch alcantara-wood01_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood02_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood03_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood04_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood05_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood06_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood07_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood08_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood09_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood10_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood11_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood12_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood13_akihiro_yoshida alcantara-wood14_akihiro_yoshida

Collaborator : tom
Photographer : Akihiro Yoshida