Innovative material centered around the revaluation of drafts of beer from the city of Lausanne (CH)
To be seen at Milan Design Week 2022
«Wastematter» is a research for innovative material centered around the revaluation of drafts of beer breweries of the city of Lausanne (CH). Combined with an organic binding agent; the resulting material, with properties similar to plywood, intends to be used for the development of design furnitures.
The draft is the malted residue, which remains in the tank after the initial brewing of the beer
and the racking of the must. Often seen as waste, it is actually rich in protein and fiber, which largely justifies talking about it as a «co-product» of the brewing process. This urban waste is produced per tonne each week by breweries in the city of Lausanne and around the world.
As part of a circular operation of recycling food waste; «Wastematter» intends to rehabilitate it in a whole new field: design and furniture.
Beyond its ecological aspect, the resulting material offers a new feeling and texture, which can be transposed to many fields of application. It can become a local sustainable alternative to particle boards and plywood.
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images credit: Jennifer Niederhauser-Schlup