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MaDe Participant

Teresa Fainé


Hi! I’m Teresa. Elisava student doing a double degree of Product Design and Engineering in Industrial Design. I am thrilled to learn new things which are new challenges and opportunities to learn and improve as a person and as a product designer. Nowadays, I believe it is necessary radical changes in society in order to combat climate change. That is why the material research has a key role in eld. I am really grateful to have participated in this workshop because it has given me a wider pespective of the material’s world.

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Material Qualities
Color: Yellow with green fibres.
Soft / hard: Hard.
Shiny / mat: Matt.
Smells: None.
Texture: Smooth.
Others: Translucent.
Material Recipe
Pineapple leaves.

Cooking pot.
Plastic bowls.
Owen paper.
Roller pin.

- First of all, make laments from the pineapples leaves.
- Dry the laments on the dehydrator.
- Then, make a fabric just braiding the filaments.
- Dissolve the 40g wax and then put 8g of gelatine.
- Finally, extend quickly the wax on top of the fabric, put some owen paper on top and use the roller pin to make a thin surface.
- Let it dry and it is ready to use! It can be molded in different shapes.
Material Application
- Packaging of food, like baskets.
- Stretch wrap paper for food.
- Lamp.
Material Narrative
FibreWax is an organic and natural material that comes from the filaments of pineapples’ leaves and bee wax. These materials complement each other, since the laments are fragile compared to the wax which is tough and also the pineapple laments make the material more flexible. Working with filaments allow you to braided with differents structures that produces differents stiffness. As a result, it obtains a pliable material which maintains the First of all, make laments from the pineapples leaves.
Dry the laments on the dehydrator.desired form.
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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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