2015 Graduation project. Vilnius Academy of Arts
GIRIA is a homeware collection balancing between tactility, shape and
The project is aimed to pass the sensations of the forest through
material, to establish a connection between the user and the object.
This collection is result of an experimental process by which it was
meant to show how materials, which are destined to become waste –
tree bark and leaves – can be transformed into sustainable design
through the traditional crafts.
It is a research on the alternative and unconventional ways to shape
wood, which reminds of the culinary process. During the research a
recipe of a unique material that consists of harmless organic
substances has been found.
Tree bark, leaves, natural binding substance.
Justina Cha & Mantas Astrauskas