INKO is an iPad cover and keyboard made out of leather. Beautiful indeed, the embossed keypad comes with conductive ink tattooed directly in the thickness of the leather, thanks to tattooer Jéremy Lorenzato. This beautiful artwork was born out of the desire to incorporate printed circuit board into the depth of leather material that support the electrical connections. Instead of using manual tattoo, the process was replaced by a system called Tatoué. The masterminds behind this system are Pierre Emm, Johan Da Silveira, Piotr Widelka, these trio designers hijacked a 3D printer to create a tattoo machine. The result is a powerful machine that gives you full control of the injections of paint up to hundredth of a millimeter. The circuit inside this leather transmits electrical signal from the keyboard to iPad through a miniature Bluetooth transmitting antenna.
Designer : Alexandre Echasseriau