Categoria: Made @ Polimi

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

Melach

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

Habitat

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

ReFruit

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Refruit Ya Xiao (China), Lilach Pomerantz (Israel), Elena Sophia Di Giacinto (Italy). Robust and flexible material with a different level of roughness on each side. Colorful patterns occur by using fruits with contrasting colors. The sustainable material feature comes thanks to the fact that it gives the fruit a second life after Continua

Veggie Paper

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Veggie paper Mikaella Chrysostomou (Cyprus), Aysu Sani (Turkey), Panayiota Vasileiadou (Cyprus), Xiaodan Yang (China). The cellulose ingredients and the fibers which compose vegetables are the main ingredients of these materials. Mainly fibers from banana, celery, and spinach. WIth the same techniques used to create DIY recycled paper, these designers obtained a homogeneous Continua

GreeNet

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description GreeNet Helga Aversa (Italy), Aysecan Ertin (Turkey), Muyun Wang (China), Simona Bettoni (Italy). Is a material developed using celery fibers. The filament of the vegetable most of the time is unpleasant and is removed while cooking. Here the designers extract those fibers and let them dry. By twisting them like any other Continua

Marbile

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Marbile Ioanna Oikonomou (Greece), Yudan Yang (China), Marta Ziminska (Poland), Marina Psimikaki (Greece). Marbile is a material made out of textile structures that looks hard and dense but is surprisingly soft, it has sufficient flexibility to bow under pressure, and will not shatter if dropped. Blending different cotton threads result in exciting Continua

Butts Bunny

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Butts Bunny Carolina Giorgiani (Italy), Jinan Jezzini (Romania), Davide Mosito (Italy). A semi-translucent material with a certain degree of flexibility depending on the number of butts inside it. It can also be colored with different natural ingredients. The material aims to be a provocation for a different use of a huge problem: Continua

Gelawool

Kingdom: Animale. //Description Gelawool Alexandra Bell (Australia), Angela Muñoz Correa (Colombia), Carolin Winandi (Germany), Francesca Queirolo (Chile). It is a flexible non-stretch material. It has a smooth surface while also giving the illusion of a wool texture. It can be molded into different shapes and thicknesses. “Gelawool” can be created using a gelatin mixture, combined Continua

Porcaría

Kingdom: Animale. //Description Porcaria Gabriela Machado da Silva Lima (Brazil), Liping Ren (China), Luisa Hiromi Yatsu Simon (Brazil), Zheng Manlin (China). The material is developed to change pigskin’s properties and appearance, aiming to eliminate people’s prejudice against it. To begin is necessary to remove the fat of the skin and boil it until it’s entirely Continua

Agrumiscela

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Agrumiscela Isabel Román (Spain), Qianni Chen (China), Beatriz Torre (Spain), Danfeng Gu (China). A colorful material, with an agreeable aroma of citrus fruits, created from light and malleable, dry and semi-translucent skin of the lime, lemon, clementine, pomelo and bergamotto fruits. This material borns from the idea of analyzing the consumption of Continua

It’s Never to Lat(t)e

Kingdom: Animale. //Description It’s never to lat(t)e Dicle Aslan (Turkey), Dinullah Bayu Ibrahim (Indonesia), Yizhuo Shao (China), Betül Ünal  (Turkey). The main ingredient is the expired milk. After milk is cooked with cornstarch, vinegar, glycerol, it can be formed with the desired shape and texture by using various surfaces. While it dries, the material naturally Continua