The 2023 Core77 Design Awards season marks the very first year we are awarding an Editor's Choice Prize, an honor given to one project that Core77 editors select as an outstanding example of design in 2023.
For our inaugural edition of the Editor's Choice Prize, we have chosen Liquidplantby von Holzhausen, a materials product that offers a simple yet revolutionary solution to waste in the manufacturing industry.
Liquidplant is a response to the pervasive infiltration of microplastics in the products we use in our daily lives, aiming to provide a sustainable solution to an often unseen but highly detrimental problem. von Holzhausen's Liquidplant product is a one-of-a-kind, 100% plant-based, and plastic-free topcoat technology. Operating as both a luxury accessories retailer and a material development group, Liquidplant represents one of many efforts by von Holzhausen to advance their overarching mission of transforming plants and recycled fibers into high-performance materials, particularly non-animal leathers.
The brilliance of Liquidplant lies in its naturally biodegradable materials, derived from ingredients such as sugar, oil, and seeds, and developed through innovative chemistries and processes that leave no harmful toxins or microplastics in the environment. This innovation holds immense implications for the future of the material innovation industry, providing a platform for revolutionary materials that do not depend on petroleum.
The Core77 team selected Liquidplant as the deserving recipient of our Editor's Choice Prize due to its engagement with the world of design, its overall impact and potential for scalability, and its relevance to the prevailing issues and trends of 2023. In an era characterized by mass manufacturing and climate change, design necessitates progressive and ambitious solutions to address the environmental impact of manufacturing and industry. We admire the novel scientific approach and clear vision of Liquidplant, which has the potential to significantly reduce waste in the fashion industry and beyond.
Congratulations to the von Holzhausen team on this monumental achievement! Keep up the fantastic work.
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