Eggo – Sebastian Aumer– (Germany)

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description The ‘eggo!’ stool uses recycled pieces of egg shell. 70% of the structure incorporates the material The furniture piece is fully decomposable as it is made from casein, vinegar and starch. The eggs shells were collected from local bakeries, which would have otherwise thrown away. The project can be colored in multiple ways…

FiDu -Oskar Zięta – (Poland)

Kingdom: Mutantis. //Description FiDU – innovative forming of the future. Steel sheets inflated with air just like balloons. Frei Innen Druck Umformung (Free Inner Pressure Deformation) technology, which transforms flat, shaped surfaces made of two sheets of steel previously welded together into 3D objects, by injecting a powerful jet of compressed air between them. Basic…

Blood Bricks -Munro Studio– (UK)

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Animal blood was for a long time the main source of natural glue before the advent of synthetic glues. This research project explores the possibility of creating a new architectural material by using waste animal blood as a binding agent to solidify sand. Basic Ingredients Animal Blood Contact MUNRO STUDIO Unit…

The Fabric Project– Valentina Maino – (Italy)

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description A material created by drying clothes in a dryer. For this project, the designer performs an investigation into the possibilities of shaping the material. During the standard daily procedure of maintaining the various self-service laundries, it is common to find a wool-like matter of 20 centimeters in diameter on average. After a…

ReSurface– Helga Aversa – (Italy)

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description GFRP (Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer) is the standard material suitable to construct large-scale boats, canoes and other means for navigation. Unlike what happens to other means of transportation like automobiles, when the ships are no longer used, they are dumped or abandoned on the coast or the beaches, and many of them…

Monilium Vite – Carolina Peréz Rodríguez- (Colombia)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description A material made out the cultivation of fungi in a controlled environment. The stimuli of light, temperature, and humidity allow the fungi to grow and show its qualities. The controlled environment also prevents the fungi from getting in contact with the human skin preventing undesired results.This study’s results allow us to understand…


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Midas Quentin Fedrizzi, Media Hosseini, Tina Jochens, Tahmineh Setoodeh It’s a light, opaque and fragile material. The smell of this material is like the sense of opening the box of a new laptop! ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Makeup Saver

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Makeup Saver Fei Yang, Melos Zhita , Valeria Rivera, Yuhui Li ‘Makeup Saver’ is quite hard and with a smooth texture. Our DIY material is colorful and glossy thanks to the color and gloss of the eye shadow/ bronzer/ blush. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Fun-Co Claudia Catalani, Qinxia Chen, Martina Panza and Wenfei Yang. A furry material with a certain degree of flexibility. It is colored in different ways, depending on the make-up color that it’s taken off. It elicits different tactile experiences. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description Flexbeet   Kaixin Fang, Leticia Melli, Mariana Ozaki, Nitya Kumar A wine-red flexible translucent material which can be folded bent and rolled, without damaging its shape. It’s water-resistant, but it can be dissolved if given enough time. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Eggsperience   Cansu Cihaner,Kasia Bragiel,Fangyi Chen,Nick van Uum A solid natural animal material. The surface of the material has a different touch. The color of the material is dyed by edible pigment. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Comprastic    Signe Lemche, Nele Marie Kehmann, August Lund & Tessa Hillen A material that combines hard and light characteristics. The hardness of the material can vary, depending on how you choose to process the raw material. The color is similar to the color of the material in its previous life. ————————————– Images…

Hempcrete – (United Kingdom)

Kingdom: Vegetabile. //Description “Hempcrete is a biocomposite of hemp hurd or shiv together with lime. The mixture is prepared by combining the above components with suitable quantities of water. The lime acts as a binder that coats the hemp particles and, once it reacts with the water, the lime glues the hemp particles together to…

Waterproof Varnish

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Waterproof  Varnish Santiago Vásquez Mora It is a transparent adhesive finish material that protects other porous and low resistance to moisture materials such as wood. It can be applied by spreading on the material surface. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Silicone Bioplastic

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Silicone Bioplastic Valentina Zapata A semi-translucent material with a degree of flexibility. It can be colored and textured in different ways, depending mainly on the type of tea used for the material. Also, it has a particular sweet tea odor, is hydrophobic, and a little sticky. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Scrap Leather

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Scrap Leather Pablo Campuzano An agglomerate that gives a new life to the waste of the leather industry. It can be used in similar ways as leather and have similar properties. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Protopiedra Daniel Lemus Opaque and very hard material with a low grade of ductility. It has poor resistance to water. The material is easier to dry in sheets but can also be created as solid volumes with a higher endurance to hits. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Potato Paperboard

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Potato Paperboard Luisa Valentina Escobar Material made from potato peels. It consists of rough and light sheets. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

PET Fibers

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description PET Fibers Sonia Patiño It is a transparent or colored thread depending on the bottle used. It is hard and flexible enough to be able to be manipulated as a fiber. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Marail Maria Camila Calvo Salazar A semi-translucent rigid material made out of laser cutting waste allows creating different compositions both within the plaque itself, and the combination of multiple plates. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Life After Waste

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Life After Waste Mariana Caamal Ultra-lightweight, non-rigid material. Very flexible and ductile. It can have different colors or textures, depending on the kind of plastic used. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Ferrámica Jaime Santos A super versatile set of ceramic tiles, unique because of their metallic color is taken from materials such as iron, copper, aluminum, and steel. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Coffee Ceramic

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Coffee Ceramic Valentina Bahamón Sanguino It is a hard but fragile material. Easy to mold, add texture and dye of any color. Although it is rough due to the mixture of coffee and sand or sawdust, it doesn’t crumble. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Coffee Bioplastic

Kingdom: Recuperavit. //Description Coffee Bioplastic Paula Casallas This bio-plastic is an elastic and light material; its transparency varies depending on the amount of coffee used. It is not very flammable; in fact, it resists more than a minute on fire. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Knitting Ceramic

Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description Knitting Ceramic Maria Paula Rivero Diaz A ceramic with a certain degree of hardness thanks to the materials that composed it. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Electrostatic Paint Bricks

Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description Electrostatic Paint Bricks María Alejandra Parra A strong, porous and light material that is colored with wasted electrostatic paint ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description Colormento Daniel Carvajal A hard, rigid opaque material with no level of flexibility but very brittle. The color on it depends on the pigments used when mixed. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.


Kingdom: Lapideum. //Description Coconcrete Viviana Rodríguez Zucchet A hard but not too dense material made for construction. Depending on the mixture used, it’s surface might change but still keep being hard. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.

Eggshell Ceramic

Kingdom: Animale. //Description Eggshell Ceramic Gabriela Rodríguez Bermúdez A hard, rough, durable material that imitates the properties and textures of ceramics. When it dries, it has a very rock-like visual appearance. ————————————– Images property of the material owners.