Omlab’s materialprototypes are only made with circular and wastebased biobased resources. These Omatterials are environmentally friendly and a futureproof alternative for 3d constructive printing or #3dcp. Omlab doens’t use minerals or fossile resources, no chemical accelerants and reduces the use of new biobased materials as much as possible.
Material prototypes and its use:
- BuildMatterial: for interior prefab construction with built-in service like pipes and ventilation
- ItBetterMatter: for nature restoration like Maacq Oase
The collective name Omatterial(s) is based on:
- Om. Dutch for doing things different than before and/ or a complete turnaround
- the principle ‘Material Matters’ of Thomas Rau and Sabine Oberhuber.
It stand for all that Omlab believes in. Materials have rights and waste doesn’t exist. Omlab works with 100% respect for nature.
Omlab, circular biobased design studio, developed Matterial in the midst of 2020. After a period of experimenting with more virgin materials (#printbiobased), like chalk and industrial cellulose, gradually all resources were replaced by (former) waste.
Mixing an oMatterial prototype.
This page offers information about the different Omatterials and hyperlinks to extra info (first publication June 2021). It will be updated as soon as we have extra info or more prototypes to share. The date below the headline shows the latest update.
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Omlab's Huub Looze shows the consistency of one of the oMatterials.
The mixed prototype oMatterial and the resources out of (sewage) waste water management: Kaumera, cellulose (Recell), calcite.
Photography: Beeldbank ministerie Infrastructuur en Waterstaat (I en W).