Environmental changes, deforestation and the spread of man-made pollutants are inevitably threatening the existence of natural materials and transforming nature as we know it. At the same time, new natural materials which are the result of environmental contamination are emerging, and man-made materials such as plastic are proliferating in our surroundings.
Lithoplast is the result of thousands of years of natural metabolism and its encounter with the "golden spike" of humanity, plastics. Lithoplast is a new speculative raw material that can be processed in a similar way to clay and is acting as an ultimate symbol of the transformation of matter and the inevitable shifts between nature and culture.
In this project, Shahar Livne explores how people experience a matter which is originally regarded as synthetic, as a possible new natural material and how the qualities of the material can be a base for the design.