MaterialDistrict

Articles

A high end bag made of fine mycelium

Published 1 year ago by Sigrid | no responses

MycoWorks, a company developing a mycelium-based alternative to animal leather, teamed up with French luxury fashion house Hermès to create a high-end handbag. The first Fine Mycelium material MycoWorks developed, called Reishi, is different than ...

Read more >

Kiln-inspired vaults made of recycled kiln bricks

Published 1 year ago by Sigrid | no responses

The Imperial Kiln Museum in Jingdezhen, China, known as the Porcelain Capital in the world, designed by Studio Zhu-Pei, has arched brick vaults shaped like kilns, made in part of recycled kiln bricks. Jingdezhen has ...

Read more >

Furniture and flooring made of engineered hemp ‘wood’

Published 1 year ago by Sigrid | no responses

Developed by US-based company Fibonacci, HempWood is a wood-like alternative to tropical and domestic hardwood and suitable to make floors and furniture with. While wood is an amazing material with a bright future, if sourced ...

Read more >

Adaptable wooden buildings of the future

Published 1 year ago by Sigrid | no responses

The Urban Adaptation competition, hosted by Finnish wood manufacturer MetsäWood, Aalto University and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, challenged architects and students from around the world to design an innovative modular wood design for ...

Read more >

A 3D knitted sneaker made of dog hair and mycelium

Published 1 year ago by Sigrid | 3 responses

German designer Emilie Burfeind developed a 3D knitted sock sneaker made of waste dog hair, bioplastic and mycelium. The sustainability of shoes is often questioned lately. The materials and their variety (like rubber, plastics and ...

Read more >

On the road to clean up face masks

Published 1 year ago by Sigrid | no responses

Researchers at RMIT University in Australia showed how disposable face masks could be recycled to make roads. During the ongoing pandemic, disposable face masks have suddenly become one of the most littered items. But even ...

Read more >
No results
MoreLoad more