Renewable Matter # 3 / April

Circular Design: Matter Exits No Man's land

by Emanuele Bompan

From cradle to cradle. Even design embraces the circular economy with interesting and aesthetically pleasing objects characterised by great attention to materials and their provenance, as well as to their final destination. Or rather, their initial one

“Nature and its design are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for science and designers. Its shapes, materials and complexity offer great inspiration.” These were the words of Janine Benyus in 2006, founder of The Biochemistry Institute, the first research organization on biomimicry. A design imitating nature, while respecting careful use of materials...

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