Israel-Based Solskin Studio Creates Biodegradable Objects From Orange Skins
Born in a Jewish-Arab village in Israel called Wahat-al-Salam, Ori Sonnenschein is an optimistic young designer who loves experimenting with everyday objects. One of his latest surprising creations is a line of objects called ‘Solskin Peels’ that are made from dried molded orange peels. Solskin means ‘sunshine’ in Danish, and the peels are biodegradable, locally sourced, cheap, water-resistant, and they smell gorgeous.
A recent graduate from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Sonnenschein prefers to spend his time making hand-made objects instead of working in front of the computer screen. Using a simple molding and drying technique, the designer developed a series of zero-waste biodegradable functional objects including cups, plates, spoons, and even small jars. He even tried turning the orange peels inside out, which gives the object a softer white texture.
Via Design Break
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