Bio Leather -
from Food Waste


Experiment | Sustainability
Material developer: Youyang Song


This flexible, leather like material is self-developed by the textile-designer Youyang Song. Organic waste like banana and orange peel or soy milk pomace are combined with a natural binder as a matrix. The resulting composite material can be easily reused after „re-cooking“. It is 100% biodegradable with „zero waste“. Here I cooperated with Youyang to explore structures and patterns for the material, and plant dye the material to access various colors, shape the material into objects, with both visual and haptic qualities.



Cooking New Material

images from youyangsong.com



Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material

exhibited on Milan Design Week 2019



Cooking New Material


Cooking New Material