PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

WALL TILE COLLECTION MADE FROM RECOVERED PINE BARK FROM THE FORESTRY INDUSTRY

The project

The partnership has recognised the enormous beauty of pine bark and wants to research its potential for use in wall tiles by developing a new natural composite that maintains the warmth and natural beauty of the raw material while finding new ways for it to be used. They aim to translate this knowledge into a collection of handcrafted soft tiles for interior and exterior use obtained from the forestry industry. They will  give a new value and purpose to the material through design, offering the possibility to combine craftmanship with technology.

Studio Sarmite (Netherlands)

STUDIO SARMITE run by the Latvian born designer Sarmite Polakova in Amsterdam. Sarmite earned an MA degree from Design Academy Eindhoven (graduating Cum Laude) in Product Design, started working with overlooked materials and forgotten crafts and specialised in pine sub-products like resin and bark.  

Seistag (Spain)

SEISTAG started in 2013, base in Galicia (Spain), a place traditionally linked to the timber industry. They support other small and medium size companies, mainly specialising in ligno-cellulosic materials, with techniques applied in large organisations in the fields of internationalisation, ultimate technologies, industrial machinery, product development, new wood applications, adhesives, Bio composites and biofuels.