Categoria: Made @ Polimi


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Midas Quentin Fedrizzi, Media Hosseini, Tina Jochens, Tahmineh Setoodeh It’s a light, opaque and fragile material. The smell of this material is like the sense of opening the box of a new laptop! ————————————– Images property of the material owners. Continua

Makeup Saver

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Makeup Saver Fei Yang, Melos Zhita , Valeria Rivera, Yuhui Li ‘Makeup Saver’ is quite hard and with a smooth texture. Our DIY material is colorful and glossy thanks to the color and gloss of the eye shadow/ bronzer/ blush. ————————————– Images property of the material owners. Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Fun-Co Claudia Catalani, Qinxia Chen, Martina Panza and Wenfei Yang. A furry material with a certain degree of flexibility. It is colored in different ways, depending on the make-up color that it’s taken off. It elicits different tactile experiences. ————————————– Images property of the material owners. Continua


Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Flexbeet   Kaixin Fang, Leticia Melli, Mariana Ozaki, Nitya Kumar A wine-red flexible translucent material which can be folded bent and rolled, without damaging its shape. It’s water-resistant, but it can be dissolved if given enough time. ————————————– Images property of the material owners. Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Eggsperience   Cansu Cihaner,Kasia Bragiel,Fangyi Chen,Nick van Uum A solid natural animal material. The surface of the material has a different touch. The color of the material is dyed by edible pigment. ————————————– Images property of the material owners. Continua


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Comprastic    Signe Lemche, Nele Marie Kehmann, August Lund & Tessa Hillen A material that combines hard and light characteristics. The hardness of the material can vary, depending on how you choose to process the raw material. The color is similar to the color of the material in its previous life. ————————————– Images Continua

Fruit Concrete

Kingdom: Recuperavit & Vegetabile. //Description Fruit Concrete    Gao Qianhui, Liang Yujia, Magdalena Bober, Wan Junyang Raw, strong, solid material with aslightly glossy surface. Getting different colour and scent features according to the type of food waste used to create the mixture. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Irregular Light Freedom of shape Fibrous Warm Organic Natural Continua


Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description Nabatea    Monica Pèrez, Diana Gòmez, Reyes Romero A hard, smooth and resistant material that uses the granulated nature of it’s components as an aesthetic value. It’s composed by Pink Himalayan Salt, Magnesium Sulfate and White Cement. Material Qualities Kingdom Attributes Irregular Light Freedom of shape Fibrous Warm Organic Natural Color in Continua


Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Agroleather Catia Rodriguez, Hajra Zuberi Agroleather is a flexible material resembling a new type of leather that is very resistant, trasparent, offers elasticity and can be textured and coloured with natural pigments from leaves and flowers. It’s composed by Agar Agar powder, glycerine and brown sugar. It’s can be a substitute for 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: 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


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


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


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


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


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