For the second collaboration with the danish company Kopenhagen Fur, the workshop lead by jewellery designer Ligia Dias allowed the students to work on fur accessories.
Collaboration (2012) by Ana Varela, Aurélie Mathieu, Bettina Pozzo Di Borgo
For the project Hybride Blanket from Aurélie Mathieu, the idea was to combine the natural aspect of this extremely luxurious material with a technical common one, using industrial techniques. After having selected and treated this mink blanket, an industrial company used a bonding process with Mylar to finally finish it in the Kopenhagen fur studios. The objective was to improve the thermal proprieties and waterproof quality of the multilayer result, while bringing a technical alternative to the traditional processes.
Second Skin from Ana Varela is a set of functional medical orthese : wrist support, cervical collar and arm-sling made of natural tanned leather and mink fur. The series is designed to age well, like a good pair of shoes, slowly acquiring a patina to make it look and feel better day after day, becoming truly yours.