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Material library made from 100% Japanese Knotweed is commissioned by Hoogheemraadschap Hollandse Delta as part of the Inspiration tree. This circular material library displays Dutch waste materials and shows how it can be used in a sustainable way.

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This handmade wooden notebook is inspired by Japanese bookbinding art. The wooden front and back are cut with a laser cutter and support the pages by giving a solid surface to write on. This gives a modern twist to these books and a robust and natural feel. The paper used for this sustainable notebook is hand binded and 100% recycled

Temporarily sold at Uncover lab (Amsterdam).

Material research - Kombutex (Bacterial Cellulose)

Using the new material kombutex to purify air in living spaces. It leaves no harm to nature during it's growing process and is able to biodegrade in the soil at the end of its life.

Photo: Florien Nijntjes

Project: Studio Samira Boon - LABS (Living Aero Bacterial Systems): Future Interiors

Drink crate made from 100% Japanse knotweed.
Specially designed for the Japanese knotweed energy drink: EROI made by TOFU. The crate is completely connected by shape locks (no glue or nails) which makes it easy to disassemble and save storage space.

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A new sustainable plate material created from 100% Japanse knotweed. This invasive plant is a huge problem in the Netherlands, it destroys the biodiversity but also streets and railways. This material safes the plant from being incinerated and gives it a circular life cycle while making use of an invasive species.

This knotweed material won the Blue City’s early 2022 Circular Challenge and will be further developed in our start-up: Why Knot!

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This lamp brings 2-dimensional material to life using patterns. The complete product exists of just three shapes which can be folded together without any connecting materials like glue. The shape is inspired by the independent power of nature and its elegance.

Material research - Kombutex (Bacterial Cellulose)

Research: How can living bacterial materials be used for healthier indoor environments.

Thesis project (Industrial Design Engineering) at:

Studio Samira Boon - LABS (Living Aero Bacterial Systems): Future Interiors

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