VIDEO: From Insects by Marlene Huissoud


Born in France and now based in Britain, experimental designer Marlene Huissoud explores the use of insects as co-partners in the design process whereby their natural waste can be harnessed in the production of valuable craft artifacts. Her project, From Insects, is an exploration of materials from the common honeybee which produces propolis — a natural bio-degradable resin — and the Indian silkworm, which discards a hard cocoon upon reaching maturity. Utilising these materials, Marlene developed a glass technique that creates a new material out of the cocoon and bio resin called ‘Wooden Leather’.

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