Coating in corn husks

Totomoxtle is a new veneering circular material made entirely from corn husks, discarded during the cereal harvesting phase. The aim of the project conceived by designer Fernando Laposse is to exploit the full potential of what would have been a waste, enhancing the diversity of colors of the skins that come from the cultivation of native Mexican seeds, which is managed with by a small group of native growers because of the demand for standardized corn demanded by the market.
The processing process involves separating the skins from the corn cob, the leafs is stretched until it becomes totally flat, and then glued to a textile support. The material can be cut by pressure or with a laser machine to create individual pieces that will then be assembled with a color combination that gives rise to a surface coating design. It is used to make furniture, wall panels and design objects.

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