Mina Mahouti

Material Exploration, Material Research

Bolzano, 2019

A materials research project to discover linen in combination with natural resins and waxes to develop natural composites.

These material experiments highlight the value of local resources. Through these samples, new facets of linen textiles can be developed and circular applications created. This work have been carried out to create a natural substitute for glass fibre and epoxy resin and to replace synthetic, toxic materials.

To achieve different results, different combinations of raw materials were tested. From a stiff fabric that is completely water repellent to a soft textile that absorbs a limited amount of water.  As a natural composite, the material can be used to seal, stabilise and protect surfaces.