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Despite asbestos was banned in the 90s, still nowadays 30000 people contract asbestosis every year. Meanwhile, many developing countries still support its use.
The material research repurposes the safe byproduct of the treatment of asbestos as a clay body filler. On the one hand it recoups waste coming from an unwanted stigmatised material; on the other, it decreases the amount of mined clay used in paste. After the treatment, asbestos partly keeps its heat-resistancy, adding 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 Asbetter Acids and Wetering.

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