Don't leaf me | 2018

Nowadays, leaves are compost with other green waste. This process takes 6/7 weeks. This project was based on the question if we could create a concept where this process would be more efficiënt.

‘Don’t leaf me’ is a concept developed for furniture makers in Rotterdam. Alice van der Lande and I started a material research where we worked from a waste material in Rotterdam, leaves. In the research we pressed different finesses of leaves which can be used as a replacement for the sheetmaterial MDF.

In the concept we created different places in Rotterdam where the furniture makers can make their own leaf material which they can use in their own products. In exchange, they share their experiences and knowledge and create a xylotheek (wood library).

© 2019 by Esmee van Engelen.