The project „plant b“ deals with alternative manufacturing methods in design.
Since the responsible use of resources („circularity“) is an important topic in material design today, we would like to develop promising and sustainable alternatives for the production of digitally designed structures.
1. Prize "design meets responsability"
Kunstgewerbeverein Frankfurt e.V.
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
supervised by Prof. Dr. Markus Holzbach, Dipl-Des. Steffen Reiter,
Institute for Materialdesign IMD, 2018
University of Art and Design Offenbach am Main
Therefore, we have already designed a method to produce a complex spatial structure from cellulose in a 3D printer and to set it with a growing organism (wheat grass and mycelium) and various waxes (stearin- and beeswax).
The resulting composite is biodegradable and can be returned to the production process.