Design︎Material Research
Despite asbestos was banned in the 90s, still nowadays 30000 people contract asbestosis every year. Meanwhile, Canada, Russia, India, among other countries, still support its use.
The material research repurposes the inert byproduct of the treatment of asbestos as a clay body filler. On the one hand the act recoups waste coming from an unwanted stigmatised material; on the other, it decreases the amount of mined clay used for application. The asbestos after treatment adds lightness and insulating properties to the clay.

Gijs Bakker Award nominee 2021

Realised with the support of Design Academy Eindhoven at sunday morning EKWC.
In collaboration with Asbeter Holding and Wetering.

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