Nuovomondo is a material research which explores the characteristics of the fibre extracted from the Prickly Pear and its potential applications to sustainable product design to envision alternative materialities for the future.
Nuovomondo. A material research.
Nuovomondo is a material research which explores the characteristics of the fibre extracted from the Prickly Pear and its potential applications to sustainable product design.
The fibre with its unique natural pattern and properties opens to the design of new items with a paradigmatic aesthetic. Nuovomondo fosters a conception of the design practice divergent from one motivated by impact minimization, towards logics of bio-integrated material design.
The plant’s biological necessities and survival skills in vision of material usage were studied. The festering nature of the plant makes it a good ecological partner for sustainable material design. The objects produced to demonstrate possible applications of the fibre have been developed to be completely organic and free of synthetic components.
The approach undertaken with Nuovomondo fosters ecosystemic logics of design against traditional synthetic readings of life diverged from bio-integrated conducts, biological creativity and aesthetic.
To empower the practice of symbiotic design, to redefine the perception of the role humans can play with our technical intelligence in the ecological economy of life.