Materials spotlight: Bentu
Lessons in Ceramics
Chaozhou, China is notable as the largest daily use ceramics production base supplying a staggering 70% of the total ceramic commodities of the world.
The dark side
The global consumer appetite for ceramics that drives this city has a darker side; dust pollution, irresponsible disposal and excess production of a product that is challenging to re-use.
Objects & awareness
Designers at Bentu believe that desire is out of control, and through their WRECK project they aim to not only recycle the wasted ceramics into new objects but also raise awareness in the process.
Image Credits: Bentu Design