SKIN • noun: skin; plural noun: skins; modifier noun: skin.
1. The thin layer of tissue forming the natural outer covering of the body of a person or animal. “I use body lotion to keep my skin supple”. 2. The thin outer covering of a sausage. “if you are using link-sausages, prick the skins well with a fork”. 3. The outermost layer of a structure such as a building or aircraft. “the plane’s skin was ripped apart by the force of the explosion”.
Synonyms: hide, pelt, fleece; greenhide; technical crop, kip; archaic fell, film, coating, coat, layer, overlay; sheet; membrane.
Origin: Late Old English scinn, from Old Norse skinn ; related to Dutch schinden ‘flay, peel’ and German schinden.
3056 St Petersburg chair before flower skin, 2002
4030 Dust Furniture version of the Ear Chair, 2004
3120 Detail of a plug box in the Witness Flat exhibition, 2008
4055 Spaarzwijntje being produced, 2008
4069 Stacked prototypes of the Stubborn Chair, 2010
3052 Detail of the catwalk design for Jean Paul Gaultier, 2003
3052 Overview of the catwalk design for Jean Paul Gaultier, 2003
3069 Detail of tree covered with synthetic skin, 2006
3079 Detail of chair designed for De Bolder, 2006
3049 Detail of the BLOB, 2004
3049 Interior view of the BLOB, 2004
4030 Prototype for the Dust Furniture collection, 2004
4019 Prototypes of the Ear Chair given a new skin, 2002
3120 Detail of the Witness Flat exhibition, 2008
3049 Reference image for the BLOB, 2004