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the nest

this object represents ongoing experimental design research aimed to examine the synergy between grown and made, potentially creating hybrid biomaterials and symbiotic objects. the nest is based on an upcycling concept, creating artistic value-added objects and is made by using only waste materials found at the studio

 

the object is realised by mimicking the natural processes of bird nesting, when they use their intelligence, along with their beaks and feet, to find the most clever ways to make nests with whatever materials are available. during the process of creative reuse, an old and broken chair was transformed into a cabinet's construction and shaped by hand with an organic bioplastic and dried hemp fiber leftovers – an inexpensive, renewable and fast-growing plant that was grown in lithuania, creating an organic and unique texture for a living materials to trap and host in surfaces. these living materials might help to co-design new hybrid materials and open symbiotic design opportunities. the fibrous surface of the cabinet forms a strong and organic hemp material that is ideally suited to hosting living materials but could be easily adapted to create decorative eco-board or wall panel products for use in architectural projects

 

the cabinet is a fully functional sculpture, with a symbiotic design aesthetic which is perfect for public spaces, like offices or restaurants, to create symbiotic relationships and a healthy environment for both human and nature