Hella Jongerius - Jongeriuslab


Chicle Project

  • Year: 2009
  • Material: Chicle (natural latex from the chicozapote tree), mixed materials
  • Dimensions: Various
  • Commission: The Nature Conservancy
  • Production: Jongeriuslab
  • Category: One-offs / experiments
  • Collection: The Nature Conservancy, collection of the designer

Experiments with the natural material chicle, derived from the rainforests of Mexico. The project, in which a group of internationally renowned designers participated, was initiated by the American Nature Conservancy, an organisation which strives to protect sustainable materials for use in contemporary art, design and architecture. The results of the project were shown for the first time at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.

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