Ocragela_Anima 03. Stool – Ochre
This project is an homage to the early human beings, who extracted various potentials from red ochre based on their authentic and primitive understanding of materiality. By assuming a similar attitude of inquisitive curiosity, the project challenges common perceptions around bioplastics and explores a new sustainable and biodegradable material, called Ocragela.
This 1st edition of furniture made of Ocragela questions the value of standardized mass-products of today. As anima, an origin word of animus which means rational soul, life or intelligence, signifies ‘breath’, this design is inspired by intuitive life-form of nature and inherently intelligent animals and processed in one-of-a-kind way from carving the wood to upholstering the structures with Ocragela.
Stool, under request
Materials: Ocragela (ochre, gelatin, glycerin, and water), wood, metal nail, natural oil wax