Cow bone




Main ingredients

Cow bone

To the bone

The earliest characteristics of our civilisation can be seen in treated bones. Bone is a material that has historically been used to make tools, jewellery and other products. Today bone is viewed as waste; it is crushed and burnt. Michiel and Jetske from Martens & Visser, are giving bone another lease of life by highlighting its beauty.

These images show a collection of shapes made from cow bone. With this research they examine the characteristics of the material and explore its usability, searching for a way to use the old skeleton and creating a new framework.

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Ingredient list

Cow bones.


Made for Dutch Invertuals

Physical samples

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