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Art & Design: The Chicken Project by Keiren Jones

Dutch design group Premsela presented The Chicken Factory by Royal College of Art graduate Kieren Jones during their symposium Me Craft/You Industry earlier this year – a thought provoking, short film, documenting the designer’s construction of a miniature factory that turns waste remnants from uneaten chicken into a material for everyday products.

Using leftover bones, Jones created a simple eggcup and spoon set, and using gold dye and a tanning solution he transformed the skin into leather panels for a varsity-style, bomber jacket.

With sustainability issues currently a prevalent topic for discussion, this is a great example of designers exploring new ways to re-purpose waste food into a useable, design material.  Further examples, including The Chicken Project, can be seen in our Innovation & Technology reports Material Revolution and Food as Material.

You can watch the brilliant video via Dezeen Screen, and keep your eyes peeled for all of our coverage from Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan this April, where Premsela will be exhibiting with an exciting programme of events. – Samantha Fox

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