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PLANT BASED MATERIALS


Basketry and caning have been diffused throughout Sicily until the arrival of industrial plastic products, today are still presents artisans and objects which represent a self-sufficiency manufacture common in most of the world, based on weaving and use of natural fibers.
Invasive species and wild spontaneous plants have been supplying material to rural societies for centuries. Today we propose a re-invention of those object for zero-waste productions and unique material aesthetic and feeling. Ferula communis L., Chamaerops, Opuntia, Salix, Juncus, and other plants will be the case study for this material research.



Images from SICILIA, a multilingual magazine by Flaccovio Editore*, printed from 1953 to 1982

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