A project in collaboration with TheMaterialists collective
The starting point of the project is to use the cuts of the leather waste as a pattern, thus guiding the material research its design application.
The concept of the project is designed graphically:
The leftovers are first soaked and drained, before being graphically organized into a composition in a mold and then heat pressed. This process binds and solidifies the previously flexible and fabric-like material in stiffened panels.
This pictorial project fits perfectly into the application of surface materials such as wall coverings, carpets and room dividers. Medina will take the form of a triptych of mashrabiyas inspired from Middle Eastern countries.
Material patterns would also play with the division of the space and light inside the frame of the object.
The research would explore leather processing in Arabic countries and patterns traditionally used.