It is estimated that over 50 per cent of the world’s coral reefs died in the last 30 years, as a result of multiple stresses such as: pollution, overfishing and climate change. If no action is taken, an additional 40 per cent of coral is predicted to die within the next century. This species is one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth and is currently under threat.
For this reason, the Corallo Collection was inspired by coral’s shape and colours. Designed to bring awareness to these precious creatures, whose lives should not depend on humans’ environmentally damaging behaviour.
The paper waste is shredded into small pieces by a special machine, after which they are placed inside a bowl containing water which facilitates the paper disintegration process. Using a blender a mixture is created in which natural glues and pigments are integrated. This result in a material with properties similar to those of clay, thanks to its malleability it is possible to create shapes.
Information submitted by the maker and edited by the Future Materials Bank.
Giulio Guidi, Gioele Di Vito