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Sea Stone Project _ Decorative tiles
Hyein Choi, Jihee Moon

Sea Stone

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Sea Stone is a cement look alike ‘’mimic’’ material which in reality is comprised by natural, non-toxic and sustainable materials. It features plastic hardness and aesthetic texture.

Sea Stone is a cement look alike ‘’mimic’’ material which in reality is comprised by natural, non-toxic and sustainable materials. It features plastic hardness and aesthetic texture. 
 Sea Stone is a zero-waste project. It is made by by-products of the seashell which goes to landfills after the consumption in the sea-food industry. As wasted shells are the main composition of the Sea Stone, it indicates the up-cycling of the product, using shell after consumption in the sea food market and industry.
 Every year, 7 million tons of seashells are discarded. The majority of them are being thrown into landfills. Seashells are non-biodegradable and thus polluting the land and water when discarded and the cost of disposing process is tremendous. Sea Stone project has a positive environmental impact as proposing a potential material which is constituted by wasted seashells.

newtab-22

newtab-22 is a Korean designer duo based in London, started from Royal College of Art. We are interested in natural, new or overlooked materials. We seek the beneficial properties of the materials, trying to bring them into the modern life with our design. We aim to critically bring sustainability into society with the outcome of our work. We suggest the possibilities for today and tomorrow, facilitating innovative experiments, while following the aesthetic pleasing aspect of natural itself.