Material

Cow intestine

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Animal material 63 Biodegradable 236 Composite 99 Cow intestine 3

Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
Cow intestine
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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Ingredients

Cow intestines

Physical samples

  • 0095-1

Accessible to participants at the Jan van Eyck Academie and during Open Studios.

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