Product 

Design

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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).

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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!

Designed by Fransizka Speer, Veerle Roest and Marit Scheulderman

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Material research - Kombutex (Bacterial Cellulose)
 

Research about how living bacterial materials can be used for healthier indoor environments. My contribution was made through an analysis of the material properties in different stages, how it can purify air in combination with plants and how it biodegrades.
 

Furthermore, a products is designed to introduce the material to the public. The design of the product should communicate its function and the main properties of the material. Concluding from the research a modular room divider is made.
 

Thesis project (Industrial Design Engineering) at:

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

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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.

Research about how living bacterial materials can be used for healthier indoor environments. My contribution was made through an analysis of the material properties in different stages, how it can purify air in combination with plants and how it biodegrades.
 

Furthermore, a products is designed to introduce the material to the public. The design of the product should communicate its function and the main properties of the material. Concluding from the research a modular room divider is made.
 

Thesis project (Industrial Design Engineering) at:

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

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Wood is the most used biobased product in the Netherlands. Although its exceptional qualities it is mostly used without bending. This made me start some experiments to weaken the stiff qualities of the wood to create an easier bend. This is done using cut out patterns created by a laser cutter.

The pattern is optimized and an application is designed, commissioned by Uncover lab. A pencil case is designed to bring a sustainable statement for daily use. The pencil case opens with a big metal lock and in the inside fabric is placed for noiseless transportation. 

Temporarily sold at Uncover lab (Amsterdam).

Material research - Kombutex
Knotweed Material 
Why Knot
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Before

Wooden Notebook
Wooden Pencil Case
Folded Lamp
Candy packaging
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After

A redesign to the current packaging of the Indonesian ginger candy Ting Ting Jahe (not an official commission). The packaging is specified to the Dutch market and especially to kids. The logo, direct packaging, and the outer packaging are redesigned.  

The idea of ‘playing with food’ is embraced, which leads to fish-shaped packaging where the candy comes out of its mouth. The outer packaging is shaped like a traditional dutch candy bag but with an origami-based opening system; stimulating people to play with their food.