BIOMATERIALS: A CIRCULAR ECONOMY CHALLENGE

We are surrounded by all types of materials: the clothes we wear, the food we eat, the package we wrap our goods in, the homes we live in, our workplaces. “Materials make up the entire world that’s around us yet very few people think about them on a daily basis ” explains Liz Corbin, one of the creators of Materiom.

During the Milan Design Week 2019, we were thrilled to find out that circular economy is finally hitting the mainstream. The circular design has become a priority for many brands and designers, and as a result plenty of projects are considering materials as the number one priority on the interior and product designs.

During the Milan Design Week 2019, we were thrilled to find out that the circular economy is finally hitting the mainstream. The circular design has become a priority for many brands and designers, and as a result, plenty of projects are considering materials as the number one priority on the interior and product designs.

The perception of waste has shifted from unwanted materials or a threat to the environment to valuable resources. Discarded materials, ranging from recycled plastic to marble, from food to textile are being repurposed into sustainable and circular design products. Brands and designers are challenging themselves and creating products with biomaterials such as manure, vegetables, fungus, algae, marine sediments, plants and seashells.

We have handpicked some pretty fascinating cases from the MDW 2019 which incorporate the principals of circular economy and circular design. Let’s dive into this amazing world that brings together design, nature, science, technology and a genuine love for our planet.

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*Ph. Credit: Ventura-Future, BASEmilano, Roar-Studio

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