Studio Bentu creates chargers from recycled waste

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Chinese studio Bentu has recently released the sleek X10 wireless chargers made of recycled materials. The colorful mixture of reclaimed cement waste and quartz stone aggregate leftovers make possible for the digital device to go back into the environment and not become just another piece in the landfill. Their material research brought studio Bentu to focus on terrazzo, the composite material …

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5 Examples Of Sustainable Material Trends, part I

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Today we'd like to introduce a selection of sustainable and resource efficient ideas within a selection of disruptive materials that will be included in our first part of 5 Examples of Sustainable Material Trends. You might have seen that I had been lecturing a few days ago at the Interzum show in Cologne (Germany) where a comprehensive material exhibition curated …

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Emma Sicher’s sustainable packaging from fruit scraps

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Today we want to present the sustainable alternative to plastic packaging based on vegetable and fruit scraps developed by Emma Sicher in her thesis project “From Peel to peel”. Inspired by Italian designer Bruno Munari who said, "nature is the first producer of packaging in the world: every peel, shell or skin aims to protect its content", Sicher wanted to find …

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The evocative underwater landscapes of Vanessa Barragao

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Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the colors, shapes and textures of the coral reefs. Vanessa Barragao was born in Albufeira, in the south of Portugal. During her Master degree at the Lisbon University …

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Plastic stone tiles by Enis Akiev to reimagine waste

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Enis Akiev has recently showed her project "Plastic Stone Tiles – The Nature of Waste" during the Dutch Design Week, that this year concentrates how designers can shape a positive future for the world. In line with the international event, Akiev focuses on the design of the future by re-imagining our relation to waste. With "Plastic Stone Tiles – The Nature of …

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Recycled Rubber: Refined Accessories by Slash Objects

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This is why we’d like to share the refined recycled rubber accessories by Slash Objects: 1// In a nutshell: Recycled rubber is the key element of the poetics of Slash Objects, an investigation of material and form by multidisciplinary design firm Slash Projects. Since its launch in 2016, Arielle Assouline-Lichten, Slash Projects’ founder, has been working with the industrial material creating home objects …

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