Pine resin


Made in

Bioplastic 80 Bioresin 21 Circular 228 Composite 103 Plant-based 177 Recyclable 128 Vegan 96 Charcoal 6 Pine resin 3 Pine tree bark 2 Sawdust 9

Pine resin
Pine resin
Pine resin
Pine resin
Pine resin

Photos: Sarmīte Polakova


PineResin is a material research project and a quest for discovering new material relationships deriving from the byproducts of the timber industry. The glass-like composite pays tribute to the pine tree in particular and what is left of it after it has been cut down.

Pine resin, sawdust, bark and cellulose become building blocks that together shape new textures, shapes and structures. Recipes, that vary in ingredients, fibre size and various proportions, show that each ingredient can become the main carrier itself.

On a broader level designer Sarmīte Polakova looks at the resources of forests. She aims to create alternative production paradigms for the tree-cutting industry with less emphasis on timber production. Just like the forest itself, PineResin is an ecosystem of life forms, interdependence and symbiosis.

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Pine resin, sawdust, charcoal, ground bark