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After nine month of research of this residual material and put on cooperation with SOS Children's Villages it is  time to continue the project in India. We want to work with the locals of Nagapattinam so we can design ...

Crowdfunding campaign

collaboration, Crowdfunding, presentation

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Facebook page

collaboration

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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

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By soaking the material for three days in water the fibers became flexible and the cellulose within the  bagasse became active. We pressed the wet bagasse using a wooden mold. Under high pressure the water came out and the ...

pressing flat

material research

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The rope yard Steenbergen based in Horssel (middle of the Netherlands) has experience in handling rope with natural materials. Gerrit Steenbergen is now retired, but his heart is still with the company and he is still ...

visit rope yard

collaboration, material research

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After soaking the burst, core and fibers in water we’ve extracted the cellulose from the bagasse. By pressing it wet and forcing all the water out we’ve tried to make a solid shape. We’ve created a few shapes with a ...

pressing with caulking gun

material research

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The focus of textile museum is primarily on design and art. It includes a textiellab and a textile library. The TextielLab at the TextielMuseum is a unique knowledge centre, combining a specializes workshop for the ...

Textile museum

inspiration, material research

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We were invited to give a presentation about our project by Art Business Centre. The purpose of the evening was to connect businesses and artists. We found it very pleasant to discuss our plans with different people from ...

Presentation Treasure Island

collaboration

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The material research begins at our studio in the Netherlands. We have bagasse sent from India in its most raw condition. It was purchased by the sellers of sugar water on the street, they press the stalks of the sugar ...

import of bagasse

material research