Seaweed Cycle / Replica Jolma Vennola Kaveri

Klarenbeek en Dros, designers of the unusual

在「Seaweed Cycle」項目中,Klarenbeek&Dros工作室試圖啟動一個建基於海藻的本地封閉碳中和生產循環,並將其推向大眾市場。所有廢棄物將被重新投入生產,使其成為第一條零廢棄的塑料生產線。

「Seaweed Cycle」將促進循環農業,而工作室所開發的物料將通過可降解、生態恢復、可持續和營養豐富的生物聚合物,長遠可以吸收二氧化碳。Wierwaar這物料將替代目前僅由化石油製成的產品和塑料,提供創新的循環功能。


Klarenbeek & Dros專注創造不平常,致力為不平常的人事物和目的開展不平常的項目。我們的工作室連接創意人、設計師、建築師和本地工匠/工藝師。我們在技術、資源、物件和空間中尋找新的意義和原則,不受規模和應用方式影響,探索材料、生產方法、製造者和用戶之間未被開發的聯繫。

Maartje Dros和Eric Klarenbeek是一對結合社會設計和技術的設計師。他們的目標是通過融合歷史、手工藝和新技術於原型物件中,挑戰和探索空間的運用,以引發對空間新用途的想像。


In their Seaweed Cycle project Studio Klarenbeek & Dros are attempting to initiate a local closed, carbon-neutral production cycle based on seaweed and to market it to the general public. All waste will be ploughed back into the production process, making it the first zero-waste plastic production line. 

The Seaweed Cycle will encourage circular agriculture, and the materials that the studio develops will capture CO2 for the long term in degradable, eco-restoring, sustainable and nourishing biopolymers. The material (Wierwaar) will replace products and plastics that are currently solely based on fossil oil, and offer innovative circular functionality. 

Vennola Kaveri Series, glass replicas in Wierwaar

Studio Klarenbeek & Dros chose to reproduce these two glasses in 3D-printed Wierwaar as symbols of the explosive growth in lifestyle products in the 1970s and 80s. The combination of plastic and glass provides a way of meeting the European Union’s stringent requirements for materials that come into contact with food. Major investments are needed to acquire the ‘food safe’ label for new materials. A design like these ‘Kaveri’ glasses is a clever way of combining the best properties of different 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.

About Klarenbeek en Dros, designers of the unusual

Klarenbeek ∞ Dros do special projects, or let’s say unusual, for unusual people, projects or purposes. Their studio connects creatives, designers, architects and local crafts. We search for new meaning and principles in technology, resources, objects and spaces, for unexplored connections between materials, production methods, makers and users. Scale and appliance are irrelevant. Maartje Dros and Eric Klarenbeek form a designer duo combine social design with technology. Their aim is to challenge and explore the use of space by connecting history, crafts and new technologies in archetypical objects to invite and evoke new use of space.