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Exposing and sculpting hidden building materials like expanded polystyrene (commonly used for wall insulation), Swedish Therese Granlung
designed a series of quirky furniture pieces for the eco-conscious home.
Working with scientists and civil services, Giacomo Piovan created a system that turns contaminated soil into compressed blocks. The system employs the use of healing plants that are able to absorb and store precious metals as valuable future resources.
A graduate from the Social Design Department, Tristan Kopp created “prodUSER” to engage users in the assembly process of objects like bikes.
Finnish Tuomas Tolvanen exposes human fragility and material culture by creating pieces of furniture from burnt vintage wooden furniture that’s been adorned with hand-cut metal rings.