Materialise Me @ Elisava Design School


A 5-day Materialise Me workshop by Mette Bak Andersen and Petz held at Elisava Design School in Barcelona in 2008.

Students came packed with cork, biodegradable packaging material, metal strips from construction, Magnolia leaves, substrate from the beach and even human hair!
The workshop at ELISAVA offered 1001 possibilities to explore those materials and transform them into new ones. Who would have known leaves stitched together form a funky-looking bag, human hair mixed with glue and knotted makes a strong and beautiful cord, cork dices coated with latex in a mould form swim-armbands for kids and shredded pieces of packaging plastic ironed around a mould melt together into a lampshade.

Cradle to Cradle Workshop


In 2008, the Qreamteam invited Petz to the Cradle to Cradle Materials Workshop Make it “ConCradle” in Venlo.
It was a great hands-on workshop and lecture programme, totally dedicated to raw materials and “C2C”, with international speakers and a great group of participants.

Read also Dutch Town of Venlo Goes Cradle to Cradle on TreeHugger.

Materialise Me @ Krabbesholm Højskole


A 5-day Materialise Me workshop by Mette Bak Andersen and Petz held at the Krabbesholm School in Denmark in 2007.

What happens to a CD when you put it in the oven? How do you turn the organic waste from the sewage into an object? What can you do with 1000 coat hangers? A week of materializing! A hands-on workshop gave students the opportunity to not only explore all sorts of substances but to make their own original material. Finding the raw material to begin with, discovering what it can do as well as testing its physical limits and trying out various combinations was part of the process. New techniques to shape the material had to be thought of in order to produce new material samples.
Finally these were turned into a design proposal for product design or architecture.


For more information and photos: Krabbesholm School/Materialise Me