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Made from non-recyclable
municipal waste, the
compression-molded material
called UBQ transformed
landfill material into a
high-quality, functional stool.
(Image: Humanscale)

Pictured is a rendering
of the bio-fabricated
stool made using
mycelium mushroom
and agricultural waste.

Venus Stool Concept
utilizes fishing nets
removed from the ocean
by Bureo.
(Image: Matteo Imbriani)

(Image: Humanscale)

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"Most 'sustainable' products are a little bit better than the status quo, but still
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chief sustainability officer and RECKONstruct curator. "Usually, this is
because sustainability is considered later in the product development process,
when many of the decisions about materials [and the] manufacturing process
have already been made. From the beginning of this project, sustainability
was the starting point, before any other decision, to really push the limits of
sustainable design."
Using bio-fabricated mycelium from Evocative Design, plastic from fishing nets
removed from the ocean by Bureo (a member of NextWave Plastics' collective
of materials suppliers committed to reducing environmental contamination
and non-recyclable municipal waste), the stools are able to absorb carbon
dioxide, reduce ocean plastic waste, and circumvent landfill methane emissions.
New York-based lighting manufacturer Stickbulb designed the pavilion's
lighting installations, which make use of 300-plus-year-old redwood recovered
from a dismantled Brooklyn water tower.
The exhibit also displays an immersive film, produced by a Los Angeles-based
group of engineers and designers from the global engineering firm Arup. Using
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the full materials life-cycle story. Viewers experience the reality of supply chains
and materials sources that make possible the design of the stools on display.

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"The central challenge at this moment in nature's history on Earth is for
one of its creations-humanity-to consciously adopt one of its core creative
principles: reciprocity, taking but also giving back," says Gregory Norris,
director of SHINE@MIT. "Our footprints are the taking that we seek to
minimize through efficient design. Our handprints are the giving back that
we seek to maximize through enlightened design."

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