Cooking New Materials，2018
“Cooking New Materials” is based on a self-developed process to work with organic waste from the food industry in order to process it into new flexible, leather-like materials. The biomaterial offers similar toughness, durability and water resistance to normal leather materials.
Banana and orange peel or soy milk residues are bonded with a natural binder as a matrix. The resulting bio-composite material can be easily reused after use by recooking. It is a 100% “Zero waste” natural product.
Various manufacturing options such as laser cutting, embroidery, weaving, knitting, 3D printing and 3D modelling are also being tested, enabling me to work with the biocomposite from various design and construction perspectives. This material offers new design possibilities due to the many different processing possibilities and application areas, as well as a large commercial potential.