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This year we started with giving a research workshop to the first year students at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arnhem. Last week these upcoming designers researched our sugarcane. Different surprising results with ...

ArtEZ sugarcane workshop

design research, material research

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For the further development of our sugarcane products we collaborated with local wood and stone carvers. Some of the results of the workshops in the SOS- children village are being transformed to press molds. The skilled ...

making molds

India, material research

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Paper is being recycled into new paper sheet and waste paper is being transformed directly to new products by local craftsman. To color and decorate the paper only natural colors and pigments are being used. For the locals ...

the local craft; papermaking

India, material research

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Tanjore Painting is a classical South Indian painting style, which was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur. To learn more about this tanjor painting we went to the city of origin where experienced painters showed us step ...

The Indian craft; Tanjore painting

India, material research

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A video that shows the pressing of the sugar cane on the streets in Chennai India, in order to get the sugar can juice or Oosacha Ras [video width="1280" height="720" ...

salesman sugarjuice in India

India, inspiration, material research

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After making this first series of experiments it’s time for some reflection. The adhesion strength of the fibers with the cellulose core was even more functional then we would have thought. The fibers attached to each ...

Conclusion

material research

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When the fibers are wet they are really flexible, when its dry it breaks easily. We’ve experimented in shaping the material when it’s wet. Therefore we pressed the material between three dimensional shapes. The ...

Pressing three dimensional

material research

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After soaking the fibers in water for three days, the core, fiber and burst are easily detached from each other. With a comb and brush we’ve separated the bagasse to remove the spongy core from the fibers. By soaking the ...

The fibers

material research

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  After the presentation at Treasure Island on 29th of November 2013 we met Rene Kort of Schut papers. He is already working with this material and very enthusiastic about our research. He develops art papers with ...

Visit Schut Paper mill

collaboration, inspiration, material research