Sustainable Material Trends from London Design week
Material Consequences theme at this year’s London Design festival produced the best variety of new materials at the show so far. The focus was to find new sustainable and natural materials. The outcome was a great variety in especially plant-based solutions.
Totomoxtle veneer from Mexican corn, natural colour.
Against loss of original species of corn supporting local community regeneration.
Organic shapes by Nir Meiri
Barley collected from Scotland’s breweries and distilleries
Composite material made from barley waste by Aymeric Renoud
Marwoolus patented material by Marco Guazzini is marble powder from marble cuttings and wool
Sugar and pigment sculptured by Gala Bell
Michelle Baggerman is reusing plastic bags
Seaweed edible packaging by Ooho
Tommaso Passamonti creates new material from debris from destroyed urban environments
Plastic was nominated as a material of the year highlighting the biggest challenge it offers at the moment for material designers. Many big brands have now included banning the use of the most damaging single-use plastics now or near future.
But, instead of reuse the real solution to avoid destroying the planet is to find totally new alternative materials.