We’ve entered an interesting era of material design, where materials we may have seen as waste product in the past are now being utilized in new, fascinating ways.
Take Woodio, a Finnish design company, who has announced a line of bathroom fixtures, including toilets, made out of woodchip scraps.
Their unique manufacturing process combines offcuts from the Finnish forest industry, mixed with a combination of fossil-based polyester and bioplastic resins to create a composite that is both waterproof and “practically unbreakable”.
The result is a unique looking color and texture, and one that Woodio claims uses 99% fewer emissions in its manufacturing than traditional ceramics.
Their modern design helps to elevate the products, creating streamlined, minimal forms. Their toilet is around 80% wood by volume, certainly a first in the industry.
Read more about these innovative new products on Dezeen.