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MaDe Participant

Maria Eugenia Aldinucci

Material 1: Privilege

I studied in Argentina Industrial design engineering. During my studies I worked for different industries: wood, metallurgic, plastic, and noticed there was waste in all the processes and industries. So I decided to start investigating the creation of new products or new materials from waste. In 2013 I focused on plastics, studying its properties, types, impacts in our environment and developed my final university project on it. 

I am also a passionate artist, always looking for new textures, visual impacts, sensorial communications, for the creation of emotions and reflections.  

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Material Qualities
Color: White eco resin - can change color according to vegetal ingredients.
Soft / hard: Hard.
Shiny / matt: Matt.
Smells: Fresh
Texture: Smooth / porous.
Material Recipe
- Yerba mate (particles) or banana skin or egg shell.
- Orange: Orange water
- Pink: Beet water

Resin 3 parts, Water 1 part.
For porous results add 1 spoon of baking soda.
Material Application
- Volume products: Chairs - Furniture.
- Laminar products.
- Lightning products.
- Vessels : a mate made with yerba mate and eco-resin.
- Accessories: jewelry.
Material Narrative
The initial idea of working with natural resins comes from the process of design and investigation for creating a modular, adaptable and sustainable chair. The concept of the chair is circularity, thinking every step so that every part are considered to stay in the cycle.
Getting the correct material is important so to design a resistant, durable, esthetic, biological material combining natural resins with daily biodegradable wastes (food waste, textiles or cloth waste) so to create a seat that comes from nature to return to nature.
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MaDe, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of The European Union, aims at boosting talents towards circular economies across Europe partnering with design and cultural institutions, Elisava, Ma-tt-er and Politecnico di Milano.

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