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MaDe Participant

Daniele Carlini


I am a highly motivated Product Design student, passionate about art, pop culture enthusiast, freelance illustrator and pretty interested in everything that drives my imagination. I define myself as an anthropocentric person from anthropocene, obsessed with the relation between human and non human, loving the design discipline not as much as I love the design environment: I’m always looking for new influences, inspiration and research material. I see myself in a constant learning process. 

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Project Information
Material Qualities
Color: Multiple and variable
Soft / hard: Hard
Shiny / matt: Both on different sides
Smells: None
Texture: From rough to sleek, variable
Others: Speckled
Material Recipe
3/8 plastic material 1 (PS in the samples)
2/8 plastic material 2 (PE in the samples)
2/8 plastic material 3 (PP in the samples)
1/8 sand, salt and shells (natural intrusions)
Material Application
- tiles
- jars
- outdoor furniture
- lamps
- shelves
Material Narrative
Inspired by the 2020 European ban on disposable cutlery, I wanted to speculate about a future where plastic is a geological resource that communities can collect and utilize. The environment that most suffers from the presence of discarded plastic material is the sea and its shore: there plastic releases chemicals and pollutes much faster, due to environmental agents, killing creatures and ruining the economy. The industry is not interested in recycling a lot of polymers used in the disposable plastic segment, due to economical factors, which led me to think about it as a resource that could be useful from the locals/makers point of view, easy to collect and transform in something new.
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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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