Plant-based materials catch on with home-goods designers

Mexican designer Fernando Laposse partnered with CIMMYT and works with a village of Mixtec farmers to transform unused maize husks into furniture.

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“What my project tries to do is visualize the diversity of corn that we have in my home country,” said Mexican designer Fernando Laposse. He partnered with CIMMYT, working with a village of Mixtec farmers and herders to transform waste from these plants into furniture. The corn’s kernels and husks come in hues of cream, deep red, pink, black and purple.

Read more here: https://www.manilatimes.net/2020/05/26/business/real-estate-and-property/plant-based-materials-catch-on-with-home-goods-designers/727270/