Master in Retail Design, Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design and Technicature in Graphic Design. I have participated in conceptualization, design and development phase of projects belonging to the field of industrial design that are thought with social awareness and environmental responsibility. I have also worked in areas of communication design with visual identity graphic design, packaging and multimedia design. I am passionate about research, new technologies and sustainability. I am highly interested in creating my own business in Europe or Latín America related to materials and retail design taking into account the sustainable development with responsible production and consumption.
Soft / hard: Hard
Shiny / matte: Shiny in the middle, matt on the sides
Smells: Toasted corn.
Texture: Semi porous in the middle and smooth on the sides.
Others: Biodegradable, excellent strength to weight ratio, material organization.
Gelatine 36 g.
Glycerine 7.2 g.
Toasted corncob 1 /2 u.
Biodegradable cardboard 200 cm2.
- Toast the corncob until it is completely dry.
- Cut the corncob into equal sections* and place them without spaces between them to create a structure similar to that of the honeycomb.
- Prepare bioplastic. Add gelatin, water and glycerin in a pot.
- Cook over medium heat and stir until the solution begins to boil and becomes viscous.
- Pour the bioplastic on the corncob structure until it is covered over the entire surface.
- Let it dry at room temperature until a sticky texture remains.
- Place the cardboard sheets like a sandwich.
- Let stand until completely dry.
- Walls for architecture.
- Product exhibitions, pop up stores for retail design.
- Ephemeral art.
So then I dried the corncob, then I cut it in slices. I created some patterns with distinct shapes and then I realized that it was very similar of the real Honeycomb because of the number of si des, low weight and stress strain resistance.
After several tests, I came to the conclusion that it can work as a structural material which consists of cuts of the corncob plus two surface covering materia Is that sandwich them with bioplastic. The result is a composite material which is biodegradable, insulating and with an excellent resistance-weight ratio.