At Dutch Design Week: Regenerative Ceramics

At Dutch Design Week: Regenerative Ceramics

All it takes is “Just One Brick.”

Yi Design bricks in different sizes and colors

At least that’s the mantra of Yi Design, a Chinese company dedicated to recycling much of the millions of tons of ceramic waste into a very versatile building product.

Recycled ceramic bricks on bar wall at a Starbucks in China

Using a proprietary binding material, Yi Design fashions this nearly unending resource into a variety of bricks and tiles with multiple uses: from interior cladding as at a local Starbucks (above), to a special exhibit at the Shanghai Museum of Glass, showcasing a glass/ceramic structure made of recycled materials.

Shanghai glass exhibit: rectangular structure with red glass wall

At the recently concluded Dutch Design Week, Yi Design presented “Just One Brick,” bringing architects, product designers, and artists into the conversation about the potential of recycled ceramics and “highlighting the innovative possibilities of this recycled brick material for themselves, the design community, and for our planet.”

Just One Brick example held in a hand

See Yi Design to find out more.

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