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Every year over 7 million tons of seashells are discarded by the sea food industry. The majority of them are being thrown into landfills. Shells are not biodegradable and have a very high disposal cost.
Shells are not biodegradable. They consist of over 90% calcium carbonate: limestone.
Limestone is used in construction and interiors, so why not take advantage of these scraps, transform them and give them a new life?
This is the idea of the designers and makers duo Jihee Moon and Hyein Choi from the Contemporary Designers’ Collective Newtab-22.
Sea Stone is a new zero-waste material.
Sea Stone recalls the appearance of concrete and the Terrazzo charm. It is light as plastic but it is a totally natural, non-toxic and sustainable material.
Seashells crumbled become a new material that is a cement look alike. It can be used for several purposes like upholstery or create objects.
The designers duo Newtab-22, based in London, have created a beautiful new material.
I really like this approach: think of something new starting from something that has no more value and that it would be discarded. An economic and ecological new material!
This project should have been exhibited at Ventura Future 2020.