design with dead elephants

Hi

I was surfing the web and noticed a blog, from a student from desgin academy eindhoven.
Apparently some guy has been experimenting with elephant skin to create a new material for a design table.
I have no problems with material experiments in search for new interesting and inspiring products or technics, but there are limits, ethical and morally speaking.

The blog is saying the product will be shown at the Milan design week. At Ingo Maurer exhibition this week.

I think this is going way to far to make some kind of “new” “innovative” design…

Here is the blog: http://elephantsslaughter.blogspot.com/

It is easy enough to find out if this is true.

Chairman: Jenny Lau at: info@ingo-mauer.com