Symbiotic Stool

Downtown Los Angeles. 2022
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BIOPOLYMER - CERAMIC COMPOSITE


Symbiotic Stool fuses a skin of carbon-capturing biopolymer to a skeleton of recycled stoneware ceramic, hybridizing a material of the 21st century with one which dates back to humanity’s roots.

Fabrication of Symbiotic Stool similiarly unites two disparate processes: Advanced 3D printing and time-honored ceramic craft were utlized in deploying both elements in a complex and highly articulated robotic toolpath.

The soft outer layer is made from plant-based biopolymer which is capable of capturing and storing airborne carbon as well as breaking down naturally and easily. Once the outer skin has biodegraded, the inner ceramic skeleton remains, allowing for the piece to be reclad in biopolymer, extending the life of the stool.
Biopolymer membrane over ceramic stoneware. 

Dimensions: 18”D x 18”W x 24”H

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