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Não Fere / Furniture concept

Não Fere
Não Fere

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_01 2021

The design aim of Não Fere, a metal armchair that uses biofilm as an alternative to leather covering is to break from the norm and provoke reflection on animal exploitation and its environmental impacts. Developed using microorganisms from the kombucha drink, the biofilm can grow in any shape and size, acquire textures, pigmentation and waterproofing with natural products. The activist concept, together with its striking aspects, make the object a demonstrator for the use of a resistant, durable yet biodegradable material that proposes a new experience – furniture without the suffering of animals.

Good thinking. Clever and innovative. Very helpful in real life.
Jury-Statement
We are very happy to be among the winners, which shows that people care about animal rights and the environment.
Winner Statement
University

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Universidade Federal do Paraná
Curitiba, Brazil

Gislaine Lau,
Federal University of Paraná

Felipe de Carvalho Ishiy,
Federal University of Paraná