Tag Archives: Sustainable materials

IMPASTO – a self-invented biodegradable natural fibre composite // by Nikolaj Steenfatt

IMPASTO Pendel. Credits SteenfattPreviously here on Hello Materials Blog we presented Master Graduate Jonas Edvard Nielsen and his final project at the Royal Academy of Art – School of design in Denmark in 2013: MYX material – Creating food and design from waste using oyster mushroom. Graduating the same year and presenting a likewise amazing and super interesting final project is Nikolaj Steenfatt and his project “IMPASTO”. Continue reading

Choosing sustainable products and materials

Ashby charts help to select materials considering both technical and environmental requirementsThe increasing availability of product environmental information provides an opportunity for consumers to choose more sustainable products and for designers to be rewarded for selecting more sustainable materials. Continue reading

Five Natural Beauties From Around The World

Aart Meeting Up With a Green Minded Local in Bali, Indonesia
Last year, materials expert Aart van Bezooyen traveled around the world on the “It’s Not Easy Being Green-tour” – in search for sustainable solutions in materials and design. Together with his partner Paula Raché, he explored twelve countries during six months and returned with lots of inspiring materials and items with great stories.

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A Design Boost for Natural Fibre Composites

Layer Chair by Jorrit TaekemaIt is expected that the use of renewable raw materials can give a substantial impulse for a sustainable society. Natural Fiber Composites can provide an alternative for increasingly scarce raw materials.
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REMATERIALISE – The Sustainable Materials Library

Material Samples from Rematerialise Library: Gridcore, Resilica, Bioviron, BeLeaf, Aimouri Koubou, Atlantic Leather.Materials can be recycled, re-processed, renewed and reduced. Designers have a crucial collaborative role to play, for material development to continue to have less impact upon the environment. Up to 90% of the material that we throw away is recoverable. Someone somewhere has the imagination and the ingenuity to turn this rubbish into a resource.
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RIGHT NOW on materials: ‘Build it Green’

Build it Green - (PLA524 - Recycled plastic sheets)
On may 23rd an interesting material event takes place at the Materia Inspiration Centre in Amsterdam: Materia Xpert Series – Build it Green

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