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 are 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 and designed to bring awareness to these precious creatures, whose lives should not depend on humans’ bad behaviour.
The paper waste will be shredded into small pieces by a special machine, after which they will be placed inside a bowl containing water which will facilitate the paper disintegration process.
Subsequently, using a blender, a mixture will be created in which natural glues and pigments will be integrated.
The result will be a material with properties similar to those of clay.
Thanks to its malleability it will be possible to create shapes.
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Giulio Guidi, Gioele Di Vito