Gallery: Fish Feast: Student Makes Swimming Goggles, Glasses and More O...

 

Some food for thought: when fish are scaled so that people can put them on their dinner plates, what happens to the leftover material? That’s the question that one student at the Royal College of Art, Erik de Laurens, asked himself – and the result was an ingenious new substance that he calls “fish scale plastic.” Using the surprisingly beautiful substance, we created 3 pairs of goggles, tumblers and even a table with an inlay of a fish.

De Laurens hoped that his use of the “waste materials as a resource for the production of his fish scale plastic would highlight the potentiality of this industrial flaw.” It’s impressive to note that the “plastic” uses 100% fish scales, which underwent a heat and pressure treatment but used no extra binding agents.

Via Dezeen

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  1. Daniel Ira July 28, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    This article was really interesting to read. I always thought that rubbery substances were highly essential to stop the penetration of water into the eye during swimming sessions. But, this guys work has changed my whole concept about Swim Goggles. I should say that human creativity has no limits. http://www.aquagear.com/swim-goggles/

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