Gallery: RCA Students Showcase Sustainable Design in London

Florie Salnot's plastic bottle jewelry technique was developed in response to Salnot's time spent with women at Saharawi refugee camps. The technique involves shaving thin strips from plastic bottles, wrapping them in patterns round a pin board and then immersing it in hot sand to shrink the plastic and set the shapes. The jewelry is attractive and the means of production incredibly cheap and makes good use of plastic waste.

Tina Chen’s Snowflake design was inspired by the formation and interactions of real snowflakes. The modular design of each piece allows the client to custom design their own products according to their needs. Pieces can then be recycled to create new ones.

Sae Ra Kang’s L+D Vases are made from brightly colored recycled plastic. Each vase features a set of suction cups with embedded solar LEDS that allow them to attach to smooth surfaces and attract attention to the materials.

Jrumchai Singalavanij has developed a unique process to transform waste from the textile industry into material that can be woven.


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