Cow intestine


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Animal material 61 Biodegradable 227 Composite 96 Cow intestine 3

Cow intestine

Photos: Mathias Kruse Jørgensen, Olivia Rohde

Inside Out

We already value the milk, meat, skin, heart and tongue of a cow. But what about the intestines? Interested in making use of the unused, Kathrine Barbo Bendixen found ‘a second life’ for these unloved innards. ‘Inside Out’ is a man-made lamp with an animal-made material and shape. It comprises 50 metres of cleaned, inflated intestines from a single cow. The twist is natural, as is the white, mother-of-pearl sheen; LED tube lights inserted inside account for the glow. As the air slowly escapes over time, the lamp − like the cow that produced it − will perish. The design is meant for sustainable restaurants; with their new dishes, they may also introduce new lights.

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Cow intestines

Physical samples

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