Tessa Silva creates compostable homeware from surplus milk and chalk

Royal College of Art graduate Tessa Silva has turned a clay-like material made from waste milk into bulbous vases, candelabras and door handles called Chalk & Cheese. Silva’s technique, which was developed over the course of three years, sees chalk mixed with a common byproduct of the dairy industry – the excess skimmed milk which […]

Melanie Abrantes turns material scraps into Modern California homeware collection

Designer Melanie Abrantes has used cork and wood leftover from her old projects to create sculptural vases, canisters and baskets influenced by the colours, forms and textures of California’s coast. Melanie Abrantes used a mixture of scrap materials to create the Modern California series The Oakland designer’s Modern California series comprises canisters, vases , candle […]

Studio José de la O reveals objects designed by brainwaves

Designer José de la O has teamed up with technology firm Mirai Innovation to develop a way for people to manipulate the shape of a vase using only their thoughts. Working alongside Japanese company Mirai Innovation, Studio José de la O designed an experiment that allows participants to manipulate a generic computer model of a […]

Jorge Penadés creates extruded aluminium vases from reclaimed products

Madrid designer Jorge Penadés has repurposed extruded aluminium parts from old lamps and shelves to create a series of multicoloured vases for furniture brand BD Barcelona Design. Called Pisces, the limited-edition collection consists of six fluted vases with geometric structures and exposed joints. Presented next week at Salone del Mobile, which takes place during Milan design week, the […]

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