Matilda Beckman


Matilda Beckman


Ágústa Sveinsdóttir


Ágústa Sveinsdóttir


Ágústa Sveinsdóttir


Anti Materials

24th February 2015

We are running out of natural resources and yet we continue to consume which is pushing designers to find other resources for materials.

Dust as a raw material is gaining interest from a series of designers such as Lucy Libotte who collected dust from peoples homes to use as a glaze for her ceramics, to Matilda Beckman also uses it for her furniture pieces.

Collecting the dust from vintage clothing stores and then mixing it with adhesives she polishes it to resemble a modern day, man made marble.

Also exploring the beauty to be found in dust is jewellery designer Ágústa Sveinsdóttir who sees the re working of dust as a precious material of the future.

Made up of dead skin, hair and precious metal particles, dust is a remarkable material.

Posing questions as to whether we can make something that appears worthless valuable, these projects push the boundaries of our perceptions of anti materials and their potential uses in a materials future that continues to look to unexpected places for inspiration and virgin resources.

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