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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Revealed! This is going to be our Trend Book No.1!

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We are very happy to announce the theme of our Trend Book No.1   REGENERATION   "The renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system after injury or as a normal process’ describes a wider concept of how to take care of myself and the planet."   Sustainability starts to sound like a mainstream concept so we wanted to provide a little more food …

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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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Let’s talk Plastics! 3 thoughts from a trends perspective

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My good friend and food designer Elsa Yranzo invited me as a speaker to the past edition of La Imperfecta Belleza. She has been creating wonderful food concepts for my masterclasses during the past three years, and since she always has very interesting projects going on, I would say Yes to any proposal knowing it combines creating awareness & beauty. Today …

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