Wastematter_Ground Zero

various sizes

Innovative material centered around the revaluation of drafts of beer from the city of Lausanne (CH) and various nutshells.

«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 and various nutshells; the resulting material, with properties similar to plywood, is used for the development of design furnitures and interior design.
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 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.
Ground Zero is the second series of objects made with Wastematter. It consists of Multipurpose tablescape elements with non-predetermined use. The designed elements are intentionally left open to various possibilities to hold or display.