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A Softer Wood by Isabella Braunreuther

Project selected among the 10 must-see exhibitions in the Tortona design district, for our DWalking guide dedicated to Milan Design Week 2022.

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A Softer Wood explores the potential of non-commonly paired materials with a method of wood-weaving with industrial techniques and textile crafting, thus designing a fabric that can be used as a curtain, room divider, or acoustic steering panel. 

Taking the main characteristics of each raw material, stability and flexibility, Isabella creates a new experience where the textile allows the wood to stay inside the weaving while it takes diverse shapes as it absorbs the humidity of the space, looking and feeling alive. 

A Softer Wood is the designer’s master thesis and one of the winner projects of the ein&zwanzig competition, which offers design students and graduates a platform to present themselves effectively to the public thanks to the German Design Council.

A Softer Wood by Isabella Braunreuther _ Milan Design Week _ Tortona
© Isabella Braunreuther
© Isabella Braunreuther
A Softer Wood by Isabella Braunreuther _ Milan Design Week _ Tortona
© Isabella Braunreuther

The exhibition is presented at the TORTONA ROCKS venue.

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