Alcantara-wood by Nendo is one of the pieces on display at “Alcantara, Technology of Dreams” exhibition, in progress until May 31 at the Palazzo Reale adjacent to the Duomo di Milano, in conjunction with the EXPO Milano 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’. This material can be used for flooring or furniture finishes, bringing out a whole new expressive dimension to Alcantara.
Located in the exceptional setting of the rooms of the Prince’s Apartment in the Royal Palace of Milan, “Alcantara, Technology of Dreams” invites visitors to cross the threshold between reality and dreams, concreteness and imagination. The exhibition is opened till May 31 and it is a part of Expo In Città (Expo in the City), a full calendar of events accompanying the cultural life of the city through the six months of the Universal Exposition.