Winners and finalists
Circular Materials’ invites to explore new possibilities of matter derived from food surplus.
At ‘Ro Plastic Prize’, Material Designer Paula Nerlich presents ‘Aqua Faba Foam’ and ‘COCOA’.
The materials are made with surplus from household and industrial food preparation, and are mixed with further ingredients which are vegan, compostable and non harmful to the environment. Within her research, the designer explores vegan biomaterials and initiates discourse around the value of waste as resource and the place of new products and materials in a circular economy.
In her newest virtual workshop series ‘Circular Home Lab’, she invites curious minds to rethink what waste means to us and how this new thinking can be turned into tangible matter.
The material ‘Aqua Faba Foam’ was recently awarded with the MaDe award for Best Future Vision and the Beyond Plastic Prize and has been on display at the London Design Museum.