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Best of 2019: Furniture made from unrecyclable paper fibres

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Originally published on 25 January Dutch designer Tim Teven created a new material made from unrecyclable paper fibres, also known as screen, which he used to make building blocks for furniture. Paper is easily recyclable, ...

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Best of 2019: Hay sneakers & baked mushroom sandals

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Originally published on 4 February In the world of shoes, we see a lot of experiments using interesting materials. Today, we discuss sneakers made from hay and sandals with soles made of baked mushrooms. Hay ...

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Plastic free vegan down alternative made of flowers

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Material science company Pangaia developed a vegan and plastic free down alternative made of wildflowers and a biopolymer, called FLWRDWN. To keep warm, duck or goose down is a popular material to stay warm, whether ...

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An optical fibre made of cellulose

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Researchers at VTT Institute in Finland developed an optical fibre made of cellulose, which could be used in sensor applications. The core of the new optical fibre is made of cellulose, modified for the purpose ...

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A ruin-inspired pavilion made of wire mesh and cork

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Studio Studio Studio, the new interdisciplinary lab founded by Edoardo Tresoldi, designed Gharfa, an experiential pavilion installation made of wire mesh and cork, inspired by local ruins. This project, commissioned by the Diriyah Season Committee, ...

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A biodegradable clay material made of tea waste

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As part of her thesis project at Tongji University, Chinese designer Jiwei Zhou developed a pliable, clay-like material made from tea-waste using a biodegradable binding agent. In Zhou’s hometown Sichuan, China, drinking tea is an ...

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