Alcantara: a new dimension for furniture finishes



Alcantara-wood, project realized by nendo design studio, is a precious design material that can be used for flooring or furniture finishes, bringing out a whole new expressive dimension to Alcantara. It was one of the protagonist at the “Alcantara, Technology of Dreams” exhibition, held last May at the Palazzo Reale in Milan, in conjunction with the Expo 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’.