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A project based at the Mind the Step exhibition, by students of Industrial Design TU Delft. Re-using the waste of Zeeland mussels, the left-over shells are being grinded into a paste mixed with sugar and water, a perfect material for 3D printing. The best thing about the product is that once the life cycle has expired, the print can be dissolved in water and be used for a new design again.
Sometimes you only need a few flowers to brighten up your room, but you don’t have the florist skills to arrange them nicely. With these brass, flat disks you can arrange them in such way you only need four or five flowers to do the trick. The tool comes in twelve zodiac signs, so that you can align them with your personal star sign. The tool is created by House of Thol, a company that strives for a sustainable lifestyle.
One of the many designers who can create something beautiful out of all the plastic waste that would, amongst others, end up in the ocean otherwise. Graduate Enis Akiev sorts all plastic waste into several colors, creating all kinds of interesting tile designs.
When you thought you’d seen it all regarding 3D printing, you come across this 3D printed bridge in the middle of Strijp-S. Not the most sustainable product, as it took 6 months to print it. This stainless steel bridged, created by MX3D, is going to cross one of the Amsterdam canals. Not only does it look pretty, it also collects all kinds of data while pedestrians cross it.