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Lustrous Tabletop Trays Made from Edible Flax Seeds

Posted By Ana Lisa On April 15, 2011 @ 5:18 pm In Botanical,Eco-Inspiration,Green Home decor,Green Materials,Recycling / Compost,Sustainable Materials | 1 Comment

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Designed by Studio Geenen [1], the Flax Tray is a beautiful and organic take on basic houseware made from a bio-composite [2] material derived from Linum usitatissimum [3] – or more commonly known as flax. The new material was developed after an ongoing research-based experiment on bio-composite, and the experimental applications have given way to some stunning pieces by Geenen.

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Keen on the omega-3 plant, the studio directed by Bram Geenen made the tray using flax as the fibrous component [4], binding it with a bio-resin. The end result is a material with similar properties to carbon fiber, which is lightweight and very strong, with the added eco-bonus of being renewable. Stretching a fabric over a frame with some weight, Geenen was able to creates a slim, strong natural shape, generated the futuristic tray shape design. This was a technique regularly used by Spanish architect Gaudi [5], for shaping his renown Barcelona buildings.

You can purchase a Flax Tray of your own at Geenen’s Shop [6] for €189.

+ Studio Geenen [1]

Photos © Studio Geenen


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[1] Studio Geenen: http://www.studiogeenen.com/

[2] bio-composite: http://inhabitat.com/frankensteins-quirky-biodegradable-designs-are-made-of-sand-water-and-poo/

[3] Linum usitatissimum: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flax

[4] flax as the fibrous component: http://inhabitat.com/worlds-first-flax-fiber-bicycle-wins-eurobike-gold-award/

[5] Gaudi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaudi

[6] Shop: http://www.studiogeenen.com/projects/shop/carbon-tray/

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