SILICON
SILICON
SILICON

The residues you can’t eat from the food you have eaten is often something you automatically throw away, the shells of an oyster are an example of that. But aren’t the shells of oysters the most beautiful part of the oyster? Every single oyster has its own shape and contour. Cows are not just used for the meat, but also for their leather from which we make jackets, bags, furniture and so on. But what do we for example do when these leather products are worn out? We can make new products from them. So here is what I did: online I searched for a free second-hand leather couch and the day I picked it up all the leather from the couch. The oysters came from the Grevelingen; they grow on the lake poles in the harbour where I sail. Sometimes they can even grow onto the bottom of your boat if you haven’t cleaned it for a while.

What is the connection between oysters and leather? Sharp and soft, flexible and stiff, fluent and edgy.

They both serve the same function to protect the living organism. The third material used was cork which is a layer of protection for the cork tree.

Art from waste, serving protection.

Protecting the world from making new products. Searching for new ways of recycling and using uncommon materials to create a new vision and inspiration for others. The final product is a sunscreen oil which is protection for humans and the materials where it’s made from are all protection too.

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