CLADmag issue4 2018

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Aotta eco-panels utilise ‘charming’ hemp seeds, says Tanya Repina Russian design studio Aotta has developed a range of eco-friendly, sound-absorbing panels made from the waste products of hemp seeds. Made from the seed husks, which form when the seed is peeled and are usually discarded, the panels are designed to maintain ‘healthy spaces’ and consist of hemp husks fashioned into a natural porous membrane that absorbs sound and

We were charmed by hemp for its exceptional appearance. Unusual finishing materials are trendy now Tanya Repina, designer at Aotta

regulates temperature and humidity levels. The shape of the husk is preserved to create a unique and visuallyinteresting tactile panel that is 100

give the feeling that the panels have grown organically out of the walls.

●● The panels are made from discarded hemp husks, and offer natural sound absorption

Tanya Repina, designer at Aotta,

per cent biodegradable, whilst being

says: “We were charmed by hemp for

strong enough for long term use.

its exceptional appearance. Unusual

In addition, the panels are

finishing materials are trendy now. The

non-flammable with anti-fungal

husk consists of half semi-spheres and

properties and are available in a number

looks like small shells on the seashore.”

of different collections, including The Island collection, which features rounded geometric shapes and are designed to

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Maha Kutay on carpet collection celebrating Zaha Hadid’s legacy The Zaha Hadid Gallery has partnered with carpet manufacturer Royal Thai to create a new carpet collection inspired by the work of the late Zaha Hadid. Billed as a celebration of Hadid’s legacy, the collection, called RE/Form, made its debut at this year’s London

Zaha's product design and architecture have always been connected; with furniture projects being part of our repertoire from day one Maha Kutay, director of Zaha Hadid Design

Design Festival, and consists of 22 designs inspired by themes - organic

The carpets capture Hadid’s notable

cellular shapes, pixelated landscapes,

use of layering and interweaving as well

striated lines and ribbon-like projections

as her use of light and shadow, and are

- featured prominently in Hadid’s work.

Axminster-loomed and hand-tufted, with a vivid colour palette that includes bold shades of red, green and turquoise. Maha Kutay, director of Zaha Hadid Design, says: “Zaha’s product design and architecture have always been connected; some of the earliest projects in the office were designs for products, interiors and furniture.” More on


●● The new carpet designs capture Hadid’s use of layering and interweaving