HBL Events: Zaagkoffer by Maurice Meewisse at Dutch Design Week

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

During Dutch Design Week Maurice Meewisse presented Zaagkoffer; a shell-like case for a chainsaw made out of woodchips. To make the case, Maurice used the woodchips that he created when using the saw. He dried them and mixed them with a homemade, biodegradable adhesive based on gelantine and glycerin. This mix of woodchips and adhesive results in a lightweight, waterproof particle board with greater durability and flexibility. It can be made into sheet material as well as a clay-like moulding material, both fully recyclable and biodegradable. The design was nominated for the Doen Materiaalprijs and was showcased along with the winners and other nominated designs last week at the Klokgebouw in Eindhoven.