Superwood is an environmentally friendly material which is made from recycled wood fibers and glue made of food waste. The aim is to develop a material that meets the contemporary expectations of architects, designers and engineers without sacrificing quality and stability standards.
With its delicately marbled surface and extraordinary stability, Superwood can be used in many different ways, for example in furniture design, as accoustic material or for architectural applications. It can be reused, recycled and degraded. It is thus a circular material.
In collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute, the used casein glue is optimised according to functionality and resistance. To meet the hightest processing standarts the materials properties are tested regarding mechanical, thermal and hygric performance.
Nowadays wood is mostly seen as a processing material, but we forget that in comparison to plastic or ceramics, it is made from a living object - a tree. This project aims to create awareness for the background and diversity of the raw material.
Each unique large format panel is made by adding small structures, textiles and pigments in saturated hues. The result is matt surfaces with delicate structures that blend with the material in an absolutely even manner.