I would love to experience the feel of this material. It looks fantastic and apparently like leather will exhibit a unique patina over time.
Designed by Naoto Fukasawa for Onao, the SIWA collection is a perfect marriage of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design. The collection is produced using a planetary sounding material call Noaron, which is made from wood pulp and polyolefin using age-old Japanese paper manufacturing techniques. Soft to the touch and quite flexible, the material is also extremely durable, surprisingly strong (it has been tested up to 20 lbs), and water resistant.
Designed in Yamanashi Prefecture, a rural area near the beautiful Mount Fuji that has served as home to washi-making for generations. A friend just returned from the area and it truly is a peaceful and beautiful place.
SIWA Cushioned Laptop Sleeve