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Studio Mixtura presents new projects with sustainable FORZĀ®Glaze.


FORZĀ®Glaze for AVR Sustainability Pavilion
Jeroen van der Wielen

FORZĀ®Glaze is a new and circular concept of glaze based on ashes. Inspired by Uzbeken craftsmanship, designer Studio Mixtura and recycler Mineralz have developed a range of beautiful, clean and safe glaze mixtures in modern colors. Unique in its origins and impactful in its application.

Studio Mixtura has been working with Mineralz B.V. since 2016. Mineralz is active in the recycling of mineral residues to secondary raw materials. The new raw materials are marketed under the brand name FORZĀ®.
Daria Biryukova, together with Mineralz, has developed an application of FORZĀ® in the ceramic industry. This FORZĀ® application is marketed as FORZĀ® Glaze and can be used in both fine and coarse ceramic products. In this recipe, cleaned AEC bottom ash, among other ingredients, is used. This reduces the use of primary materials and makes products with FORZĀ®inside circular. FORZĀ® glaze can be used in both fine and coarse ceramic products. Based on the wishes of the market, Daria can adapt the FORZĀ®Glaze recipe and the pigments to be used in order to create the right color and shine.
The products and articles produced with FORZĀ® Glaze are suitable for consumer purposes and meet the applicable environmental requirements. This year Studio Mixtura presents a new collaboration project with Urban Nature Culture and Mineralz 'Street to Street' collection'.

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Studio Mixtura is founded by Daria Biryukova. She is a design alchemist with a fascination to experiment with waste and secondary raw materials. With her Studio Mixtura, she constantly searches for smart, sustainable and beautiful solutions for products and production processes, particularly in the field of ceramics. Her work is characterized by material experiments, in-depth research and a love for color and traditional crafts.