Wishful thinking, Wishful doing

2nd December 2014

“Substitute what causes harm” is the mantra from Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven.

One of the pioneers of the nature trend that is growing momentum, Tjeerd Veenhoven is interested in the process equally to the outcome which has resulted in the studio creating and exploring ecological projects that express the beautiful journey from concept to implementation.

Known for their palm leather project their pursuit of the alternative resulted in a stunning exhibit 'Wishful thinking, Wishful doing' during Dutch Design week.

One of the projects on show and in its infancy and yet to be named takes the waste tulip heads that are cut off the bulbs - one of Hollands most famous exports.

Extracting pigments from the heads they have found a pigment that has properties that aren't found in synthetic alternatives. Initially they planned to use them as an alternative to synthetic inks for printing on bio-plastic bags to make them truly biodegradable, but according to the studio the possibilities of the pigments are endless.

Alongside this an array of projects hint at how nature is being re invigorated into design with beautiful outcomes with stunning colour inspiration. Similarly to the Algaemy project and the Colour Provenance as well as Urtica Nettle Fabrics we are seeing a return to nature for its beautiful pigments.

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