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MaDe Participant

Maria Bennani


I’m a product designer & trends researcher specialized in color and materials. Based in Barcelona, made in Morocco.

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Material Qualities
Color: Mostly white.
Soft / hard: Middle point.
Shiny / matt: Both options.
Smells: Sea.
Texture: Rocky.
Material Recipe
Bioplastic Vegetable Agar Agar recipe. First I have disinfected the oysters; the second step has been to grind the powder pieces; the third step has been to bake the oyster remains to soften the shell; the fourth step has been to grind the oyster with a mortar to make it powder; as for the preparation, the next step has been to mix water; agar agar; marble or quartz powder an add the oysters powder; finally put everything in a mold and let the samples dry.
Material Application
Trends textures
Surface inspiration.
Interior design inspiration.
Sea urban world applied to product.
Macro trend UX.
Material Narrative
The material I choose come from the Oyster shell. The strong point of this material is that he can act like a strong cement.
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