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Recycled Aluminum: Design Innovation

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Hydro’s 100R exhibition at Milan Design Week 2024 showcased the innovative use of recycled aluminum in design, featuring objects created by seven renowned designers. The exhibition highlighted Hydro CIRCAL 100R, an aluminum product made entirely from post-consumer scrap, with a carbon footprint below 0.5 kg CO2e per kg aluminum.

Multidisciplinary design studio Hydro collaborated with designers such as Inga Sempé, Max Lamb, and Andreas Engesvik to create objects that demonstrated the material’s versatility and sustainability. The designers used Hydro CIRCAL 100R to craft a range of items, from lamps to space dividers, showcasing the material’s potential for mass production and its low environmental impact.

The exhibition, held at Spazio Maiocchi, offered visitors a glimpse into the future of sustainable design. Each object displayed thoughtful design and smart production techniques, highlighting the importance of utilizing materials already in circulation for sustainable living and manufacturing.

Multidisciplinary design studio Hydro’s collaboration with these designers exemplifies the power of combining creativity with sustainable practices. By reimagining aluminum scrap as desirable design objects, the exhibition challenged traditional notions of waste and consumption in the design industry.

The use of Hydro CIRCAL 100R demonstrates a shift towards a more sustainable future, where materials are endlessly recycled without any loss of quality. This approach aligns with the growing emphasis on circular design principles, where products are designed to be reused and recycled, reducing the need for new raw materials.

Overall, the 100R exhibition serves as a testament to the potential of recycled materials in design, showcasing how innovative thinking and collaboration can drive positive change in the industry. Through projects like this, multidisciplinary design studios like Hydro are leading the way towards a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.

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