Material

Seashell

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Biodegradable 236 Circular 220 Recyclable 119 Recycled 123 Agar agar 22 Glycerine 38 Seashell 4

Seashell
Seashell
Seashell
Seashell
Seashell
Seashell

Photos: Ella Perdereau

Sémiophores

Hors-studio decided to work with shells and sea shells, because restaurants produce a lot of seafood waste.

Making materials with crushed sea shells and bio-plastic is interesting because it can flow back into the sea after using it as it will dissolve. Sea shells are very important in biodiversity because it is what sand is made from. The final result depends on the concentration of sea shells in the recipe. It is possible to mould the material to a variety of patterns and textures. The positive aspect of using this material it produces minimal waste. If you let the sea shell go back to the sea, consequently you don’t have a high footprint. The only thing you can take into account is: washing - crushing - cooking. If for any reason you don’t throw it back into the sea, the material is entirely recyclable. You just have to submerge into the water and collect the sea shell crush which remains.

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Ingredients

Crushed shells, agar agar, glycerine

Credits

Set design: Ella Perdereau