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Today is World Oceans Day. We take a look at how designers and brands are transforming plastic waste dredged from the sea into products and spatial statements.
Miami – Our top picks highlight works from leading brands such as fashion house Fendi, social media giant Instagram and jewellery retailer Swarovski.
New York City – With Wave. Particle. Duplex. Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami find a way to reconnect New Yorkers with nature – oddly enough, through technology.
New York City – Studio SWINE captures invisible elements of nature and gives them body in a new show at Brooklyn art and design incubator A/D/O.
MIAMI – From celebrating nature to exposing manmade realities, the environment was the underlying theme of the five-day fair.
MILAN – A modernist metal tree stands in a darkened cinema. The New Spring installation plays with the impermanence and the resilience of nature, life, and technology.
MILAN – Minimal materials bring an ephemeral installation to life for COS.
LONDON – On display at Selfridges & Co, Studio Swine's Gyrecraft consists of five luxury objects crafted from plastic pollution extracted from the gyres of the Atlantic Ocean.
Walk on 90% air while wearing Studio Swine's pair of high heels.
After turning sea waste into furniture and human hair into eyewear, Studio Swine has a new trick: transforming metal into foam.
Studio Swine’s Can City project is a mobile furnace that creates molten aluminium from drinks cans picked up on the streets of São Paulo.
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