FISHSkin researchers took part in The Earth, Water, Air and Fire: The Four Elements of Fashion international conference, organised by Universita luav di Venezia, March 2023.
In the Materials session, Ori Topaz from SHENKAR shared her research ‘Printing on Fish Skins. Design Strategies for New Material Implementation’ – work done in collaboration with the researchers Dr. Ira Farber and Lahav Langboim from FISHSkin's partner Kornit Digital. Ori explored the use of different patterns and prints as a unifying element in the use of fish skins - a material that naturally comes in rather small pieces of different irregular shapes, a challenging characteristics when uniting it into one harmonic piece. Chemistry and application adjustments were made by Kornit Digital to adapt to the specific requirements of the fish skin substrate.