Milan 2014: Obsidian Mirror by Studio Drift

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Amsterdam based Studio Drift showed a mirror made entirely from chemical waste during this year’s Milan Furniture Fair.

Called Obsedian Mirror, the piece is made from synthetic obsidian – a dense, glass-like material made by melting residue and ash produced during a process used to extract raw materials from chemical waste.

Gordijn and Nauta of Studio Drift wanted to explore new possibilities of using waste materials with this project.

The designers first heard about synthetic obsidian when they met an engineer who was involved in recycling chemical waste and became intrigued by its sustainable credentials.

 

Read more: Studio Drift

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