Category Archives: Inspiration for Reuse Design

Scientists develop transparent wood that is stronger and lighter than glass | CBC Radio

A flower is visible behind a piece of the transparent material. (Qinqin Xia, University of Maryland/Science Advances)

Researchers at the University of Maryland have turned ordinary sheets of wood into transparent material that is nearly as clear as glass, but stronger and with better insulating properties. It could become an energy efficient building material in the future.

Source: Scientists develop transparent wood that is stronger and lighter than glass | CBC Radio

Pinch updates Nim table using copper and Jesmonite

Nim copper and Jesmonite table by Pinch

Milan 2016: London design studio Pinch has unveiled a limited edition of its Nim coffee table, which combines plaster and resin composite material Jesmonite with powdered copper.

Described by the manufacturers as “a safe alternative to fibreglass and a lightweight alternative to cast concrete”, Jesmonite is made by mixing gypsum plaster powder with acrylic resin.

Source: Pinch updates Nim table using copper and Jesmonite

Bluetooth Tire Speaker | Recycled Tire Tube Bag | SEAL – SEAL Brand International

SEAL Tire Speaker (PS-096) - PRE-ORDER

Every speaker is one and only. Using used tire or scrapped B-class tire, every speaker is unique and delivering you a clear and well-Balanced sound experience. Use Bluetooth-enabled smartphone to stream music directly to your SEAL Tire Speaker with no wires attached.

Source: Bluetooth Tire Speaker | Recycled Tire Tube Bag | SEAL – SEAL Brand International

Designers, Students Get Creative for Cradle to Cradle Design Challenge

Inspired by the imperative weight reduction in airplane construction, Bench32 was chosen for its use of Fusion 360’s simulation capabilities to both ideate and render the design. The repetition of 32 wooden spars forms the seating surface, which is held together by 80 metal parts. Reusing parts multiple times and aligning the elements with ample negative space creates a lightweight appearance that results in a sturdy yet lightweight bench comprised of FSC-certified wood or Cradle to Cradle Certified Accoya wood.

Source: Designers, Students Get Creative for Cradle to Cradle Design Challenge