Mentor: Prof. Barbara Schmidt
When thinking of wasted resources, one big player is the meat industry.
With her work, Ella Einhell wants to give the wasted resources of the meat industry, i.e. animal bones, a new value by transforming them into innovative raw materials for design. The bones, which are in any case wasted in meat production, can be reused to replace synthetic materials and thereby reduce the demand on other sources of material.
In her project, she is developing different bone-based materials, which are then manufactured in local production facilities. It is her goal to bring these to market launch - and in doing so, to live up to her claim as a "creative materialist".
These materials are to be developed into ecological, resource-saving objects or products for a wide range of applications.
Her design ideas revolve around "semi-industrial" bone materials - materials produced in ways that bridge industrial processes and traditional crafts.