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Colorful Bowls Made From Recycled Macadamia Nutshells

by , 10/04/10

sustainable design, green design, husque, macadamia nut bowls, green products, london design festival, green interiors

These colorful Husque bowls are crafted using the recycled hulls of Macadamia nuts by Queensland-based designer Marc Harrison. Through the use of local materials and local symbology, Harrison hopes to create a connection between his products and the end-user.

sustainable design, green design, husque, macadamia nut bowls, green products, london design festival, green interiors

Harrison practices sustainable design by using local materials and manufacturing his products using low-impact techniques and processes. Waste macadamia shells are processed with a polymer to form a dense, malleable material that still contains visible speckles of macadamia in the final product. This creates the wood-like base of the bowls, which contrasts vibrantly with their colored hand-polished lining. Harrison’s Husque bowls are a great example of recycled design, and each one arrives with a pamphlet that explains the history of the macadamia nut and the story of the design’s origin.

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  1. Erik van Lennep October 5, 2010 at 3:44 am

    What’s the polymer made from? If these are “one-shot” products, with a non recyclable or non degradable binder, the macadamia shells might have been better used in biochar….

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