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Brief Published: 20 Apr 2012

Milan: Polyfloss


London’s Royal College of Art has set up shop in the heart of Ventura Lambrate for this year’s Milan Design Week. 

Nick Paget, Emile de Visscher, Christophe Machet and Audrey Gaulard exhibited Polyfloss – a new material made from polypropylene waste. The Polyfloss Factory is a micro-manufacturing machine and a set of tools that use the principle of a candyfloss machine to create a foam-like material that can be easily formed into useful products.

Polyfloss explores an ecological future. With every piece of plastic ever made still with us, we need inspiring alternatives that put less strain on the fragile environment. For more examples of designers creating desirable products with waste materials, see Fish to Orange: Waste Not Want Not

Milan Design Week runs from April 17-22 2012. Look out for full Stylus coverage.

The Polyfloss Factory