Turning Plant Waste Into Color Pigments Made Possible with KAIKU Living Color

Designers are talking more and more about the circular economy and avoiding waste, the areas in which they seek to make changes become ever more specific. The London-based Nicole Stjernswärd focuses on inspiring sustainable projects for our society and the environment. Her latest project KAIKU is part of MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering at Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, 2019.

KAIKU Living Color is a machine that creates colors from plant waste – a sustainable alternative to synthetic colors derived from petroleum. KAIKU transforms waste from everyday foods, like avocados, into a high-value resource – pigments you can paint with.

“I want to find convergences between user needs, smart business practices and environmental stewardship,”

The sustainable alternative to color made from petroleum using plant waste.

Be sure to have a look at her project if you are planning on stopping by the upcoming Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, 19-27 October 2019

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