Hors-studio decided to work with shells and sea shells, because restaurants produce a lot of seafood waste.
Making materials with crushed sea shell and bio-plastic is interesting because it can flow back in 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 shell 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.
Information submitted by the maker and edited by the Future Materials Bank.
Crushed shells, agar agar, glycerin
Set design: Ella Perdereau