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(Archive) Wasteland to Living Room

This project was part of DDW 2019
Ceramic bodies and glazes made with red mud

In a time a finite resources, the demand for metals is coming at a greater material and environmental cost. How can design respond to these circumstances? This project explores the aesthetic and functional potential of industrial byproducts from the mining and metallurgical sectors.

As populations grow, so too does the demand for raw materials. Metals are no exception. The electric and renewable future we strive towards as a society has discomforting material implications; in a wind turbine alone, nearly 5 tonnes of copper are nee

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2.5 parts of red mud is made per part of aluminium

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Red mud ceramic set intended to spark imagination