Icelandic designer that focuses on material experiments and finding unique solutions to social and environmental issues. Loves to have an open discussion with an audience, getting to the bottom of why we think certain things are beautiful, interesting, ugly or offensive.
Soft / Hard: Can be both soft and hard.
Shiny / Matte: Shiny
Others: The material has many qualities, can both be hard, soft, thick and thin. It can be utilized for different applications. There are plans to further the development of the material in collaboration with Innovation center Iceland.
- Cellophane wrapping
- Replacement for single-use plastics
- Melt gelatine
- Mix with glycerin/ sorbitol
- Pour into mold
- Let dry
This material comes from animal hides.
Why is it interesting to work with this material?
It is interesting to work with this material because it raises a question about our relationship with animals and our consumption of them. I want Bioplastic Skin to open up a platform for discussion and debate about society’s consumeristic ways. It reflects on society´s meat consumption and the question of waste that follows it. It is neither meant to promote carnivorism or veganism but is meant to provoke thought and discussion. As a designer, I like to engage people through my design and hopefully spark discussion amongst different groups.
What is the final result?
The final result is packaging for meat.
Whos is it for?
It is for people that consume meat.