Categoria: Kingdom Vegetabile

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

Grow-It-Yourself – Ecovative Design – (United States)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “GIY is entitles for “Grow-It-Yourself” material. After years of rigorous research and dutiful development, Ecovative released GIY for public use. GIY utilizes the same mycelium technology that they use in the MycoFoam material. Ecovative use mycelium, which is the vegetative growth stage of fungi. Spores are produced by the fruiting body or Continua

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 full-color palette Continua

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 over several Continua

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 the uncomplicated, Continua

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 not wine, Continua

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 fields worldwide. It is Continua

The Growing Lab – Officina Corpuscoli – (The Netherlands)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “One of the main challenges of the current century is to transform our consumption-oriented economic system into an eco-friendly and self-sustaining society, capable of minimising energy consumption, carbon emissions and the production of waste, while reducing production costs. Mycelium is the fast-growing, vegetative part of fungi, consisting of a tight network of interconnected filamentous Continua

MYX – Jonas Edvard – (Denmark)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “MYX consist of plant fibre and mushroom-mycelium. The material is grown into shape during a period of two to three weeks, where the mushroom mycelium grows together the plant fibres into a flexible and soft living textile. After two weeks, you can harvest the healthy Oyster mushrooms. The waste product can then Continua

Terroir – Jonas Edvard, Nikolaj Steenfatt – (Denmark)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “The project contains a new material developed from seaweed and paper and is created as a research into local materials. By combining seaweed and paper the designers have created a tough and durable material. It is best described as a warm and tactile surface with the softness of cork and the lightness Continua

The Flax Project – Christien Meindertsma – (The Netherlands)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “Flax is a material which used to be one of the most important textile fibres in the Netherlands, it was grown and processed into all kinds of textiles. Nowadays flax is farmed in much smaller quantities and is mainly shipped to China to be processed further. With the Flax Project Meindertsma aims Continua

Crafting Plastics – Vlasta Kubušová & Miroslav Král– (Germany)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “The cp! bioplastic was developed by the team of Prof. Pavel Alexy at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Compared to conventional bioplastics from 100% renewable resources, it performs uniquely well in daily use. Research conducted during Master Studies at University of Arts in Berlin became an important source of understanding of Continua

Artichair – Kizis Studio – (Greece)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “The artichoke thistle is an edible plant that has been harvested in central and western Mediterranean regions since ancient times. One of the most prevalent plant species in Greece, the artichoke thistle is well adapted to dry climates and has been identified as a promising natural resource for the local biofuel industry. Continua

Shaping Sugar – Amelia Desnoyers – (France)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “Sugar is a basic cooking product, It is a solid material, which can be transformed into a liquid and back to a different solid again. The transformation of this eatable product opens possibilities for experimenting ephemeral shapes and designs. From the chemical reaction of sugar, water and glucose warmed up together to Continua