200,000 tonnes of pomace (seeds, stems and skins) – these are the residues of wine production in Germany every year. The bulk of which remains unused. As a sustainable designer I bring this biomass into a new life cycle. Pomace is the basis for materials and products that are naturally renewable and biodegradable. The residues are combined with natural binders and become wine coolers, lamps, wall tiles, packaging and urns, which convince visually, haptically and olfactorily.
The 4 composite materials and the resulting products:
– Pomace-beeswax compound: This is used for a wine cooler and a ceiling lamp. Set on top of each other, the shape is reminiscent of the Moselle-typical wine bottle.
– Pomace-pulp compound: This robust and resilient combination is ideal for thinner wall thicknesses, such as packaging for a waiter’s knife.
– Pomace-carnauba compound: This material is particularly robust, dimensionally stable and sound-absorbing – perfect for the production of wall tiles.
– Pomace-bioplastic compound: In 3D printing, pomace is the sustainable alternative to plastics. The printability of the compounded granulate is currently being tested. Prototypes were developed for urns.