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Aesthetics of Sustainability

Contributed by Federico Barbon on May 19th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa February 2021
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    Aesthetics of Sustainability. Material Experiments in Product Design was published by Triest Verlag together with ECAL:

    This volume summarizes the results of “The Aesthetics of Sustainability”, a research project led by ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne. It brought together master’s students of product design, established materials specialists, manufacturers and researchers with the aim of exploring and defining the aesthetic potential of a new generation of sustainable materials.

    The result of this research-through-design project is a series of fourteen case studies involving the development of materials made from textile waste, recycled paper, rubber granulate or vegetable fibers such as algae, rice husks, hemp, flax and wood. The resulting new materials can be shaped, pressed, woven or welded. A selection of these materials will be presented through experiments and prototypes of products.

    The aim is to offer future designers a range of practical tools and applied knowledge about the methods of analyzing and processing seminal materials, utilizing their advantageous qualities and developing functional, yet aesthetically intriguing objects. The materials further aim to provide proof that sustainable materials are a great market opportunity for manufacturers and consumers alike.

    With contributions from: Christophe Guberan, Chris Lefteri, Ala Tannir and graduates of the Master’s Program Product Design of ECAL.

    Editor: Thilo Alex Brunner
    Editorial Coordination: Margherita Banchi

    Book design: Federico Barbon
    Lithography: Carsten Humme, Leipzig
    Typeface: Studio Pro by Think Work Observe
    Papers: Favini Shiro Alga Cart 120 g/m², Favini Crush Kiwi 250 g/m²
    English. 272 pages, ca. 150 images, 19×26 cm, Swiss brochure with flaps
    ISBN 978–3–03863–062–3

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