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New IKEA kitchen units Kungsbacka made from 100% recycled materials

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Each year, approximately 100 billion PET-bottles are used and discarded, but only a fraction of those are reused. With an ambition to show the world how a circular economy can manifest itself at scale, the ...

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Living self-healing concrete can repair itself in three weeks

Published 2 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

Concrete is the most used material in the building industry, because it is such a versatile material. But no matter how you tweak it, one thing is certain: at some point it will crack. Stress ...

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Active auxetic opens when it’s hot and closes when it’s cold

Published 3 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

Often in spring, it is not clear what you should wear, since it is cold enough to wear a sweater in the morning and too warm for one in the afternoon. However, the time of ...

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Zandglas: glass objects made from local sand

Published 4 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

The glass industry only uses pure white sands, which can only be found in a small number of sand quarries worldwide. In order to challenge the conventions of the contemporary and conservative glass industry, Atelier ...

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Black Editions from Design label Vij5 coloured with natural paint

Published 7 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

Vij5 is a Dutch design label with a collection of interior products, characterised by their minimalist aesthetic and functionality. A well-known example of their products is the TwoTowel (a tea towel and towel in one), ...

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Opening second location Broeinest in Rotterdam

Published 1 week ago by Sigrid | no responses

Broeinest, the material library and meeting location for (interior) architects and designers, opens its second location today in Rotterdam (NL). Like in the first location in Eindhoven, there will be a changing Materia exhibition present, ...

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