The expert jury of the 18th MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2020 awarded the Gold Award in the Student category to Philipp Hainke for Organico.
The project Organico utilizes hemp as a renewable resource for the development of a new, material. An adhesive, composed of calcium hydroxide and casein, is used to press hemp fibers and hemp shives into a sandwich material. This sandwich structure, with fibers on the outer surface and a foamy core, translates the natural structure of the plant into a technical lightweight structure and results in a material that is both stable and light. The resulting objects are characterized by an appealing design aesthetic somewhere between nature and technology. The wood-free product consists mainly of fast growing plant fibers, is free of conventional binders or resins as well as Co2 neutral.
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