Green Concept Award 2021

Green Pre-Selection 2022

Hortulanus Germany

Furniture from straw, corn and loam
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The Hortulanus pieces are made from straw, corn and loam to re-envision our relationship with long-known natural low-tech materials. The project proposes is that objects aren't made for permanence but rather have a lifespan incorporating maintenance and decay in their design. The compostable pieces challenge the aesthetics that long have been associated with high-tech design and 'green' design. As a result, the project questions whether the high-tech solutions society is currently pursuing will have the longevity and reliability of their nature-centric alternatives.

Company/Institution: Johanna Seelemann
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