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Skin collection by Nacho Carbonell

Milan 09: Spanish designer Nacho Carbonell presented a new furniture collection featuring an elastic outer skin that stretches according to objects placed inside the pieces.


The Skin collection was presented at the exhibition presented by Dutch brand Droog in Via Alserio, and which ended yesterday.


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Here's some text from Carbonell:


In the Skin furniture, a thin, closely adhering and elastic layer allows the user to place objects underneath it. This layer adapts and takes the form of the objects, creating spontaneous contours that lead your curiosity to discover what hides beneath them.

Nacho wants us to become playful and child-like: "You'll feel like playing hide and seek!" he says and follows on to explain why he chose for the unconventional leg heights, "it's all about changing the point of view, one's way of perceiving things".