Innovation in process, materials coming from DDW17

I am still trying to digest all that I saw at Dutch Design Week 2017, Eindhoven. I would dare to say that the focus goes behind design:  the world and humanity’s fragility, urns that contain our last remains and decompose (which help us think about the shortness of live) or new materials that are made by up cycling or 3d technology to personalise our projects.

 Source Aectual web.

Source Aectual web.

We could start with Aectual, that adds digital design to their flooring as a component; this allows them to produce on demand, heavily reducing waste and offering personalised design to the maximum detail.

 Source Aectual web.

Source Aectual web.

 Source Aectual web.

Source Aectual web.

 Source Nienkehoogvliet Studio web.

Source Nienkehoogvliet Studio web.

Another project is Mourn, a new urn’ typology, that aims to solve human toxicity even after death. They combine ashes with PHA (Poly Hydroxy Alkanoate). This bioplastic slowly dissolves in nature, as wood; it could solve the problems we have by polluting soil where our beloved ones lay.

 Source Nienkehoogvliet Studio web.

Source Nienkehoogvliet Studio web.

There is space to final career projects like Marjolein Stappers, Oesterplat, which combines waste oyster shells with concrete and marble. Collecting the oyster shells from the restaurants and turning them into a new material.

 Marjolein Stappers facebook

Marjolein Stappers facebook

 Source Voges Paris web

Source Voges Paris web

Finally Lumiduct is a product which has already hit the market; it could be responsible of breaking the bad press that crystal facades have. They would stop being considered as high energy consumption, to become a source of capitation.

Find the full spanish version at Esdesign

Aectual

Mourn

Lumiduct