Agar Plasticity – Kosuke Araki, Noriaki Maetani, Akira Muraoka – (Japan)

        Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “Agar Plasticity is an ongoing material research project, in which we are exploring the potential usefulness of agar as one of alternatives to synthetic plastics. Agar is traditionally consumed as food in Japan, which is often used for making sweets. It is, also, used in scientific and medical… Continue reading Agar Plasticity – Kosuke Araki, Noriaki Maetani, Akira Muraoka – (Japan)

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The New Age of Trichology – Sanne Visser – (United Kingdom)

    Kingdom: Animale. //Description “How can we use human hair waste to create new materials and design outputs? Human hair is a natural resource that will be increasing in the future since the world’s population is rapidly rising. The UK alone ‘creates’ around 6.5 million kilograms of human hair waste annually, which mostly ends… Continue reading The New Age of Trichology – Sanne Visser – (United Kingdom)

Made by Bees – Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny – (The Netherlands)

    Kingdom: Animale. //Description “Libertiny's "collaboration" with honey bees pushes the boundaries of so-called conventional design by defying mass production and enabling nature to create what would typically be considered a man-made product. Studio Libertiny's bee vase not only tells the story, but does so in an ecologically derived, natural way that concedes the… Continue reading Made by Bees – Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny – (The Netherlands)

Bacco – Studio Natural – (Italy)

    Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description " Bacco is a collection made with wine precipitates dried in a spinning barrel. Biochemistry, tartaric precipitation and crystals are the keywords to start this project. Every two years the wine barrels must be opened to restore it, we analyzed the winemaking process and we worked around everything that was… Continue reading Bacco – Studio Natural – (Italy)

Autarchy – Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin – Studio Formafantasma – (The Netherlands)

    Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description "Autarchy is a materials approach that proposes an autonomous way of producing goods and outlines a hypothetical scenario in which a community embraces a serene and self-imposed embargo, and where nature is personally cultivated, harvested and processed to feed and make tools to serve human needs. Autarchy pays homage to… Continue reading Autarchy – Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin – Studio Formafantasma – (The Netherlands)

Harvest – Asif Khan – (United Kingdom)

    Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description "The project’s starting point was to explore using London’s plant life as a raw material for everyday products. The process developed to create the furniture combines weaving, moulding, freeze-drying and hardening. An industrial freeze-drying chamber was used to preserve the moulded plant material through the extraction of the water content… Continue reading Harvest – Asif Khan – (United Kingdom)

Algaemy – Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber – Blond & Bieber – (Germany)

    Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description "Algaemy investigates the potential of microalgae in a creative context. The textile designer Essi Johanna Glomb and the product designer Rasa Weber reveal the aesthetic potential of a resource commonly regarded as weeds within Europe. The production of Algaemy occurs by an analog textile-printer which produces a fast-growing pigment. A… Continue reading Algaemy – Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber – Blond & Bieber – (Germany)