Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Crear-Té Denisse Valdebenito (Chile) Yasmin Peña (Chile). Material made from organic materials capable of acquiring different shades, shapes and expelling a slight aroma of tea. Thanks to its plastic property, diverse configurations of modules and volumes can be obtained before drying it. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Tea residues. Pine Fibres. ————————————– Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Prentab Jocelyn Falcon (Chile) Valentina Arroyo (Chile). This material uses organic, natural and industrial waste. Prentab’s components make it resistant to high temperatures and wear. This material can last up to 3 years under favourable conditions. Prentab is a cheap material and can replace a commercial boards. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Eu-K Andrea Gutierrez (Chile) Franco Ruminot (Chile). Eu-k is a sensory material that boosts the organoleptic properties of eucalyptus leaves. These properties are intended to evoke memories, emotions and sensations. Eu-k is an ornamental material that expels a mentholated aroma. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Eucalyptus Leaves. ————————————– Images Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Tenua Raiza Saez (Chile) Tiare Romero (Chile). The material developed facilitates the recycling and reuse of plastic waste by not adding additives or toxic elements to its composition. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients LDPE plastic bags. ————————————– Images property of the material owners. Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Residual Esteban Meza (Chile) Pamela Salazar (Chile). The material has fireproof and abrasion resistance properties. Is an environmentally conscious material as it does not have toxic components and is 100% biodegradable. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Egg Shells. Egg Used Cartons. ————————————– Images property of the material owners. Continua


Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Hexapa Malen Coñuel (Chile). The developed material is 100% biodegradable. lt’s characterized by being flexible and acting as an acoustic and liquid absorbent. Offers fireproof and thermal insulation properties and encourages the recycling of household waste. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Potato Skin. Potato Starch. ————————————– Images property of Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Teco Konstanza Navarro (Chile), Rosario Villegas (Chile). Teco is a material 100% biodegradable and compostable. Is characterized by a strong coffee aroma, which is able to neutralize bad odors. The material is dense, tenacious and perfumed. The beeswax is used as a natural adhesive, replacing the conventional chemical ones. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Continua

Aglo Ppac

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Aglo Pplac Diego Flores (Chile), Valentina Ramirez (Chile). In Chile, 15% of the waste are cigarette ends. When adding cigarette ends to the composition of the material, it provides greater resistance to plastic through fibers. The material is resistant to torsion and bending. The colors may vary according to the plastic used. Material Continua

The Fluff Project

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Fluff Jusso Koski (Finland), Valeria Munda (Italy), Eileen Krüger (Germany), Setareh Salehi (Iran).  Fluff is a material that is mostly created from drying clothes in a dryer. Dry cleaners create significant amounts of fluff every day and it’s usually just thrown in the trash without any consideration of reuse. Fluff is also created Continua


Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description Melach Dajana Grubisič (Serbia), Ziyu Zhou (China), Nastaran Nikaeen (Iran), Nargess Shabani (Iran).  A rough material with an irregular texture that reflects the light. Its main features are stiffness as well as resistance to a certain degree. In addition, its color varies depending on the colour and quantity of coloured sand used. Continua

Daucus Chromatic

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Daucus Chromatic Martina Kiselichka (Macedonia), Aleksandra Stosič (Italy), Sun Yaoyao (China), Xindi Wang (China).  The material is made of ink and dye that comes from the extraction of the pigments, called anthocyanins, from the purple carrots. Those pigments have the ability to change in structure, characterized by a shift in hue from Continua

Fish Scale Crystals

Kingdom: Animale. //Description Fish Scale Crystals Divya Thalani (India), Shan Pengcheng (China), Yang Yucheng (China), Athulya Pillai (India).  The material is made from waste fish scales. The fish scales are made up of protein collagen. On boiling the fermentation of the collagen gives rise to resin like material. The denatures form of collagen can be Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Habitat Chia Hua Li (Taiwan), Qinyue Zhu (China), Serra Yilmaz (Turkey), Yimu Yang (China).  In restaurants, seafood is common for making dishes. Noticing that mussel shells are fragile and without appealing color are useless and being thrown away. The material seeks to find a substitute to marble made from this abundant waste of Continua

Tea Brick/Card/Ink

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Leek paper Xanthe Murphy (Australia), Lauren Nicholson (United Kingdom), Karen Ratering (The Netherlands), Madeleine Scully (Australia). Tea Brick: This materials development came from a desire to produce a solid material from disposed tea leaves. Tea is a disposable substance that is used to flavour water and is then disposed of, causing 4.01kg Continua

Leek Paper

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Leek paper Esra Erdogan (Turkey), Claudia Fumagalli (Italy), Clemence Paillieux (France), Yui Hasegawa (Japan). A material made by drying layers of the leek. By changing different thickness it is possible to obtain several types of transparency. The material is complemented with ink which spread through the fibers of the leek adding patterns to Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Aplak Carla Cuevas (Chile), Giovannie Hernández (Chile). This material is made from 100% recycled raw materials. The main feature of Aplak is its antifungal property. Besides, Aplak is a thermic and acoustic insulator. This material can have a lifetime of 15 years. . Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Shredded Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Eco Gustavo Chávez (Chile), Mirko Smith (Chile). Eco is an eco-friendly material that uses textile waste as a raw material. Thanks to its roughness, it can be used as acoustic insulator. Also, Eco is material that can be manufactured in a domiciliary way. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Shredded Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Autumnplast Alexandra Gajardo (Chile), Catalina Salazar (Chile). Autumnplast is a material that combines organic and artificial waste. The latter, allows Autumnplast to have thermic and acoustic insulation properties. This material has great versatility and is also impermeable. lts colour configuration might change. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Shredded Continua


Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description Nacreto Carolina Alvear (Chile), Catalina Reyes (Chile). This material is intended to recover tons of mollusks that are discarded every day in the Bío Bío region. Nacreto has anti-slip features as well as thermal and electrical insulation properties. lt can be built without the need of industrial tools. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Naranbú Barbara Suárez (Chile), Camila Cabrera (Chile). This material comes from recycling of the household organic waste. lts composition makes it a sensory material, both for its citric aroma and for its porous texture. Besides, this material is impermeable due to its components. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Shredded plastic. Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description WoodPlas Christopher Arroyo (Chile), Rodrigo Garcés (Chile). This material addresses the issue of plastic and uses this waste as raw material. The result is a thermal and acoustic insulating material that can also resist chemicals. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Shredded plastic. Radiata Pine chips. ————————————– Images property Continua

Oxidation Aftermath – (The Netherlands)

Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description “Oxidation Aftermath is about a dialogue between two very different materials, one acting as a canvas and the other enabling the colours to emerge. Within these set boundaries, a mutation is facilitated to enable the unexpected to take place. Neutral materials, which at first seem to be unchangeable are transformed in this Continua

Transience X – Lex Pott – (The Netherlands)

Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description “Over time, dark spots start to appear on mirrors. The silver layer is slowly oxidizing under the influence of oxygen and water, thereby showing some of its history. This process can be regarded as degradation, however this project shows the beauty of this material transition of silver. Normally, the oxidation process in Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Recitex Ana Vargas (Chile), Angélla Vargas (Chile). This new material offers a second life to textile waste and binds them without adding a chemical adhesive to its composition. Five to Seven-year of duration are estimated. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Specific Material Attributes Basic Ingredients Textile Waste (multifiber). ————————————– Images property of the Continua

SPF Sugar Protection Filter – Federica Dellisanti & Tinka Jongerius – (Italy, Belgium)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “The use of artificial light has led to a pollution of the interior with light waves followed by negative consequences for the human body. Its exposure to blue light results in a melatonin suppression, which disrupts our circadian rhythm and causes i.e. sleeping disorders. To counter this development we propose filters made Continua

Piñatex – Carmen Hijosa – (Spain)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “Develops a sustainable textile made of pineapple leaves’ fibres as an alternative to leather. After 15 years of working in the design and manufacturing of leather goods, Carmen Hijosa, a Spanish citizen, was sent to the Philippines to help develop the leather industry. Her intense research on pineapple fibres led to the Continua

De Algarum Natura – Officina Corpuscoli – (The Netherlands)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “De Algarum Natura originated as an investigation in the possibility of making effective use of the vast amount of seaweeds, which constantly accumulate on the worldwide strands. Triggered by the potential residing within such overflow of marine biomass, Officina Corpuscoli decided to explore the possibility of creating materials from algae, by first Continua

The Unimaginary Project – Beatrice Cordara – (The Netherlands)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “The Unimaginary Project is a series of stools, benches, small tables born to tease curiosity to make people get closer to ‘design objects’.” (Beatrice Cordara, 2015) Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Matte Textured Warm Expendable Rough Discontinue Surface Pattern Light Irregular Specific Material Attributes Translucent Sonorous Cheap Fluffy Warm Flexible Bumpy Colorless Airy Continua

About a Pinetree – Sarmīte Poļakova– (The Netherlands)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “This project focuses on the relationship between humans and trees beyond the limited, economic view of trees as commodities. Beneath the thick and hard character of the outer bark, the Pine’s inner bark actually has leather-like properties. This soft material has a lifespan of up to two years, which this design approach Continua

Sugar Glass – Fernando Laposse – (Mexico)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “The project is a combination between kitchen crafts and a basic industrial process of manufacture. These drinking glasses are made 100% of melted sugar which is roto-moulded into a hollow drinking vessel and drive inspiration from Murano glass art and cinema break away glass props. They can be batch produced by using Continua

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