Skinni

Monday, August 06, 2012

UPcycling is the latest buzzword, and No, it has nothing to do with Bikes! and everything to do with RE-inspiration. I call it "eco-Whimsy".
Designing UPcycled products is mostly about quality and style. The product has to be the best in its class, and also be cool and innovative.
Here is a designer who has created something that is all that and more!! check this out...
:: Skinni ::
" The series of toys skinni come from the idea to remake animals out of leather skins, as a kind of return in the leather transformation process. These new animals toys are made out pieces of leather folded and assembled by a small caoutchouc parts. The shape of the animals are coming from the materials rather than an figurative approach, this simplicity is an important part of these toys and the folded approach can stimulate imagination.
Another important point is the materials itself. Leather seems to be interesting to feel and touch and, it offer many different tactile feelings and surfaces. Those feelings increase by their structural cuts and holes. They can be manufactured using small pieces of leather and waste."
A collection of toys made from leather offcuts by Swiss designer Adrien Rovero was at Vienna Design WeekThe Passionswege project paired young designers with traditional Viennese businesses and stores. Rovero made the toys, called Skinni, in collaboration with leather manufacturer Thomas PosenanskiScrap pieces of leather are cut using a computer-controlled machine, folded into animal shapes and secured with rubber fastenings. Rovero says the project aims to symbolically turn waste material derived from animals back into animals.





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