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Revolutionary bio-based materials took center stage at Dutch Design Week

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center participated in the prestigious Dutch Design Week (DDW) for the very first time, joined by several experimental initiatives from the Aalto ChemArts program.
Iines Jakovlevin teos. Kuva: Anne Kinnunen
Spruce cone artwork by Iines Jakolev. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Aalto University Bioinnovation Center participated in the prestigious Dutch Design Week (DDW) for the very first time. The center is giving center stage to a range of cutting-edge projects focused on bio-based materials and their sustainable applications, joined by several experimental initiatives from the Aalto ChemArts program. The projects utilize renewable raw materials such as wood and algae, and waste streams of coffee and wheat straw.

ChemArts Projects

    Andrzej Tarasiuk coffee arts Chemarts2023 work. Photo Anne Kinnunen

    Andrzej Tarasiuk´s coffee waste panels. Photo Anne Kinnunen

    Tiina Otala's Chemarts2023 work on Wheat Straws. Photo Esa Kapila

    Tiina Otala's team´s work on hard material developed from wheat straws. Photo: Esa Kapila.

    Coffee waste innovation by Valenti Soler. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

    Coffee waste material innovation by Valenti Soler. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

    Iines Jakovlev´s work at ChemArts2023. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

    Iines Jakovlev's spruce cone art. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

    Nicole Nygren and team´s Wheat Straw artwork, 2023. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

    Nicole Nygren and team´s Wheat Straw textile fibers. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

    Nina Riutta's algae artwork. Photo: Esa Kapila

    Nina Riutta's algae hat artwork. Photo: Esa Kapila

    BioMAT foams mattress at ChemArts2023. Photo: BioMAT team

    Wood-based foams mattress by BioMAT team. Photo: BioMAT team

    Dutch Design Week attendees can explore these groundbreaking projects, which demonstrate the exciting potential of bio-based materials in addressing sustainability challenges across various industries. The event showcases the innovative spirit and commitment to a more sustainable future.

    Read more about Aalto CHEMARTS and Bioinnovation Center.

    https://chemarts.aalto.fi/index.php/news/aalto-bioinnovation-center-and-chemarts-at-dutch-design-week-eindhoven-ddw-21-29-october-2023/

    https://www.aalto.fi/en/aalto-university-bioinnovation-center

    Text: Liisa Maria Tervinen

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