Kichin / 2017
Pratt Institute Jil Berenblum, Pheonix Li, Esther Chang, and Anna Lu
A material made from organic waste, Kichin looks to live harmoniously with nature. By using ingredients that are usually discarded, Kichin creates a collaboration between different industries and people—all while being strong, consitent, and biodegradable material.
MAKE IT AT HOME︎︎︎
Tests were done parellel between orange peels and chitosan before combined.
Tests with orange peels and water
Tests with chitosan, vinegar, and water.
Tests with orange peels and chitosan.
Can be sanded and cut on a band saw after being molded.
Presented at MOMA for the biodesign challenge in 2017 and Wanted Design 2018.