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Embassy of Rethinking Plastic
A quest for discovering new material relationships deriving from the byproducts of timber industry.

PineResin

PineResin Vase Collection
Sarmite Polakova
This project is part of Embassy of Rethinking Plastic

A quest for discovering new material relationships deriving from the byproducts of timber industry.

PineResin is a material research project and quest for discovering new material relationships deriving from the byproducts of timber industry. The glass-like composite pays tribute to the pine tree in particular and what is left from it after it has been cut down.
Pine resin, sawdust, bark and cellulose become building blocks that together shape new textures, shapes and structures. Recipes, that vary in ingredients, fibre size and various proportions, show that each ingredient can become the main carrier itself.
On a broader level this project looks at the resources of forests. It aims to create alternative production paradigms for the tree cutting industry with less emphasis on timber production. Just like the forest itself, PineResin is an ecosystem of life forms, interdependence and symbiosis.