Better Weather Design Studio works with waste materials that are commercial scalable. This means we work purely with materials that are to be discarded. We apply both post-consume and post-production waste in our works.
Our focus has been on man-made materials, more specifically engineered wooden boards. This category of material has a low status and is placed at the bottom of the material hierarchy. In our praxis, we seek to transform this waste of low-status material into design objects.
A material we have had in intensive care has been melamine-covered particle boards. A favorite material in the discount furniture industry. The iconic melamine board is known for its sterile white exterior that hides the inside of the composite engineered boards.
The boards are a reflection of our material world; besides wood, there are scraps of plastic, metal, textiles, and more...We have explored the melamine-covered particle boards in many fashions, but always with an interest in uncovering the interior of the boards.