Research – table project
‘Low carbon footprint’ is a project based on the idea of using pollution (CO2) as raw material.
I produce objects from waste material mixed with a 100% natural resin (sodium silicate), which consumes CO2 when it’s dry.
I used waste short linen fiber collected at the end of an industrial process.
Using waste material and a 100% natural resin which consumes CO2, creates a ‘low carbon footprint’ object.
I decided to produce composite tubes made out of linen wastes. My idea was to develop table feet. I roped the fiber around a plastic cylinder. Once dry, the composite fiber became hard and strong. I could cut it and sand edges.
Research – table top project
I did some research using scoria material, like stone.
The material I created is strong and heavy, like a stone table top. I mixed recycled material, sand, marble dust to produce plates. I tried to colour the material using natural pigments too.