Kingdom: Recuperavit.



Ioanna Oikonomou (Greece), Yudan Yang (China), Marta Ziminska (Poland), Marina Psimikaki (Greece).

Marbile is a material made out of textile structures that looks hard and dense but is surprisingly soft, it has sufficient flexibility to bow under pressure, and will not shatter if dropped. Blending different cotton threads result in exciting color patterns that resemble natural stones.

Tons of textile leftovers are produced every year. The textile industry accounts for one of the highest in water consumption while manufacturing. In the garments production chain, millions of textile pieces are thrown away and because of the uniformity of sizes cannot be reused by the same industry. The designers saw this as an opportunity to explore different ways to bring this waste to life while showing its beauty through another form. The team wanted to push the boundaries of ‘waste’ being perceived as ‘cheap.’ The material could be as precious as any stone but made sustainably.

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Irregular
  • Light
  • Freedom of shape
  • Fibrous
  • Warm
  • Organic
  • Natural Color in Volume

Specific Material Attributes

  • Velvety
  • Soft
  • Fibrous
  • Texturized
  • Irregular
  • Rough

Basic Ingredients

  • Mycelium filamentous cells (hyphae).
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Rubbing Alcohol


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