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MaDe Finalist

Andrés Ramírez Ruiz

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I am a Product and Graphic Designer.

During my academic training as a Product Designer at ESADIB, in Mallorca, I discovered that my goal was to work in innovation around sustainability. I was honor graduate and received a national distinction.

At the same time, I developed my Graphic Design training working with professionals in Barcelona, at “Dos Grapas” by Albert Ibanyez, which I met after an intership at elBulliFoundation by Ferran Adrià, where I was in the design team (an incredible experience around innovation).

After that, I have been working in my two own projects “Earthink” and “Studiograma”.

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Material Qualities
Posidonia is a submarine plant endemic from the Mediterranean. When the rhizome of the plant looses its fibers, the movement of the sea creates balls that arrive to the Mediterranean coasts, they are considered waste.
It is also one of the most threatened species of the planet, a 25% of its extension has been loose. In addition to having awesome properties, the material can send a message and talk about a problem.
Material Application
In India and Nepal have traditional craft methods that are similar, they also use local folk and sustainable methods. It can be found as "Wool ball carpet".
Material Narrative
It is considered a waste and for us is a valuable resource. The process to create the material is very respectful with the oroginal resource, at the end of life it does not generate a negative impact. It is very located product that can help local economies.
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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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