Laura van de Wijdeven
Atelier LVDW is the material research and design studio of Laura van de Wijdeven. Her personal motivation can be found in a love for materials and the natural world. The studio researches the future of sustainable materials to maintain our connection with nature. Inspired by the social impact of the materials we use in daily life and which we surround ourselves with. Translating this inspiration into surface and material design and developing products that contribute to Biophilic indoor environments.
Soft / hard: Hard.
Shiny / matt: Matt gloss.
- Cooking the discarded egg shells in water.
- Grinding the egg shells with a mortar or blender.
- Weigh the ingredients.
- Mix the ingredients by hand.
- Pour the material into a mold.
- Wait until it’s airdried and demold.
- Wall panels.
Because the enormous amount of this waste I was interested in re-using it and develop a circular material with it. My goal was te create a solid material which is still biodegradable. My most interesting experiment became a ceramic like material, which has a delicate look. It can be an aesthetic material for single use products because it’s biodegradability.