The winners of the New Material Award & Fellow 2018

On 20 October, the winners of the New Material Award and the New Material Fellow were announced at Dutch Design Week. The New Material Award was won by Studio Klarenbeek & Dros with Atelier Luma, and the Fellow went to Bass Stittgen.

New Material Award
Designers Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros of Studio Klarenbeek & Dros developed in collaboration with Atelier Luma algae-based polymers to replace synthetic and fossil fuel based plastic. The polymers absorb CO2 during production. The material can be applied on an industrial scale and processed like traditional plastics. It is also suitable for injection moulding and 3D printing.

Read more about the material here.

New Material Fellow
Designer Basse Stittgen developed a material made from animal blood. Annually, millions of litres of animal blood are thrown away by the meat industry. With Blood Related, Stittgen makes blood as a waste stream visible, creating awareness.

Find this material in our collection here.

Other nominees
Agne Kucerenkaite, Ignorance is Bliss
Alexander Marinus, Hey Jute
Daria Biryukova, FORZ Glaze
Envisions, Wood in Progress
Inge Sluijs, Plasma Rock
Iris de Kievith & Annemarie Piscaer, SerVies
Ekaterina Semenova, Care for Milk
Overtreders W & bureau SLA, People’s Pavilion: 100% borrowed
Sanne Visser, The New Age of Trichology
Shahar Livne, Lithoplast
Studio Chris Kabel, Recomposed Bamboo
Telesilla Bristogianni & Faidra Oikonomopoulou, Re3-Glass
Xandra van der Eijk, Future Remnants

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