Decorative tray

Materia Madera

Plantain and coffee are two major staples of the Puerto Rican diet. They are produced and consumed there in abundance, producing an equally abundant quantity of organic waste. Materia Madura, a sustainable materials and design company run by women, saw an opportunity, and set about using the waste in innovative potential design applications. By combining plantago and coffee waste to create a sustainable material, Materia Madura hopes to emphasise how everyday objects designed using toxic, non-sustainable materials can often be made using locally produced and thus highly sustainable materials.

This object is part of the Design by Nature collection of Museum de Fundatie. On this page you will find more information about this exhibition and you can visit it digitally via a video tour.