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:: terra :: asientos de fibras y otros materiales naturales comprimidos :: by adital ela ::

Blended material by Tom van Soest Second life for old construction material. His blender grinds glass, bricks, concrete and even entire sinks into powder. By baking the powders in a specific mix at a high temperature, new stone-like materials are created with which you can build again: Blended Materials. Van Soest conducted many experiments to find the right mixture, shape and heating process. 'Trial bakes' show an enormous variety in color and texture.

Using a new material called Demodé and wasted textile from factories in Santiago, Chile, Bernardita Marambio B. / Pecas created this stool called Fase #3.

flatpack ply stool

Berlin designer Jannis Hülsen upholstered this stool by using bacteria to grow a cellulose skin over its surface. Called Xylinum after the bacterium used to create it, the furniture is immersed in a tank while the bacteria consumes sugar and builds a cellulose fibre structure. Once finished it can be dried out to form a material that's 100% biodegradable www.jannishuelsen...

Filipa Ricardo‘s "About Waste" is a series of products created from production line waste.

End Matter by Gaëlle Gabillet and Stéphane Villard. Material formed by the vitrification of asbestos-contaminated construction detritus. The high thermal inertia and aesthetic qualities of this material is used to create bricks, tiles and floor tiles that resist high temperatures and diffuse heat.