by Keep Life
Why is it sustainable?
.104 is a sustainable vase with an intriguing story.
Its back is made with Keep Life, an innovative sustainable material obtained by crushing the shells of dried fruits (hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios and peanuts) and sticking them together with a solvent & formaldehyde-free binder. The front is made of Capodimonte porcelain.
Both pieces present imperfections and would have been scrapped. But stitching them together gives them a new identity and utility.
This kind of stitching also recalls a traditional artisanal figure from the past, who used to repair plates by stitching the broken pieces together with a metal thread.
Read my interview with Keep Life