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MaDe Participant

Anna Vezzali


I’m 21 and I am a second year student of product design in Politecnico di Milano. I am a curious and enthusiastic human being who love to discover new things. Observer and digger of poetry in everything that surround me.

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Project Information
Material Qualities
Color: depending from the tire stratication colors
Smells: none
Texture: In base of the position of the tire piece
Others: insulating, elastic, decorative, evocative
Material Recipe
- Sylicon mold
- Bicycle tire cutted as much you need to the mold
- SINTAGOM 703/30 (a two-part liquid polyurethane elastomerthat cold cures) as much you need to cover the waste layer
Material Application
- external paving for playing areas
- phone cover
- pot holder
- bicycle grip
- shoe leather
Material Narrative
I have lot of bicycle tire at home and I know that they are not recyclable. I always saw them rich of properties even if they were broken. During the workshop
I get in touch with their potentiality : it was not possible to melt the tire rubber and work with temperature. Furthermore the limited dimension and the structure
of the object make dicult to create a twist. I ended up cutting them and using their colors end the circular shape that they maintain.
The result is a rubbery material with tire cut inside that remand the cross-section of a tree.
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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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