2015 – 2020
MATERIAL DRIVEN DESIGN & RESEARCH have been a huge passion of mine already from the beginning of my Bachelors studies. I see materials as a source of inspiration and I highly believe that the best innovations happen with good material design. Some of the projects are confidential but I’m happy to share more information in case you want to know more.
MATERIALS THAT I BEEN WORKING WITH are PLA (polylactic acid / polylactide), textile waste, natural dyes, organic fibers like hemp, cellulose and different wood based fibers, recycled plastics, nanocellulose, tree barks, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibers and fungi. Currently I’m working on my Master’s Thesis project with microorganisms that are able to produce color pigments. You can find out more by clicking the photos down below.
CELLULOSE BASED FIBERS
Research about willow bark fibers as an acoustic material (Bachelor's thesis)
Material research and experimenting for Kaarni plate
Foam formed cellulose fibers and willow bark bundles
Microscope photo of willow fiber bundles
Material research with PLA and different natural fibers
Research about layering wood based papers with nanocellulose
Composite out of Oyster mushroom and PLA (growing substrate: straw)
Pigment producing funguses
Microscopic photo of a Oyster mushroom and PLA composite
Bacteria Serratia marcescens is able to produce color pigments.
Microscopic photo of a Oyster mushroom growing on hemp fibers
Microscopic photo of nanocellulose with bacteria dye
Pigment producing bacteria
RECYCLED & WASTE MATERIALS
Material research of recycled rubber
Fabric dyeing with onion skins
Research about recycled textile and textile fibers
Natural dyes from waste
Yarns and fibers with natural dye
Non-woven fabric made out of waste yarns and fibers