A more conventional approach to recycled plastics can be found in the Greencast® acrylic sheets by Pyrasied. Made entirely from recycled pre- and post-consumer acrylic, It’s a high-quality alternative that cannot be distinguished from its virgin counterparts.
Plastics aside, textile is another inexhaustible source of waste that offers countless possibilities for new materials. The consortium of Imat, C2C ExpoLab, FBBasic, Texperium, and Trützschler took on the challenge of creating yarn from multiple fiber sources that meets the highest quality standards. Their Mixed Fibers Recycled yarn combines several types of fibers, materials, colours, and quality levels, which are impossible to sort industrially. The result is a versatile yarn with exceptional technical properties that doesn’t compromise design-wise.
A bold approach to the new raw theme can be found in the Karuun Ratan wood panels. With the aid of a filling agent, rattan tubes are turned into a solid material that is permeable to both light and air. In combination with coloured dyes, the porous yet strong material turns into a stunning palette of different shades. Having a soft touch similar to wood, the material is a lightweight and visually surprising alternative for anyone who’s looking for a versatile natural material. By combining a natural source with modern techniques, the Ratan wood panels feel familiar yet surprising, natural yet modern.