Biobased Design

Biobased Design

3 nightstands on the grass

Strawboard nightstand

This is a tree-free design for a bedroom nightstand. The composite board is sourced from agricultural surplus straw and the binder is formaldehyde free.

Poplar seat

Poplar seat

For this project four Poplar trees were planted and inter-connected by a couple of poplar plywood planks and a board.

Side view of the bioplastic casket

Bioplastic casket

This casket is designed for garden burial of cats and other small pets. The bioplastic is made up of a mix of biopolymers and natural resins and the interior is lined with hemp fiber.

Bamboo bookcase

Bamboo bookcase

These wall-mounted bookcases are entirely tree-free. The dowels or lamellae that were applied were specially made from bamboo. The doors have concealed hinges and magnets.

Gourd packaging

Gourd packaging

This is a concept for sustainable cosmetic packaging for soap, bath salt and bath oil. The gourds were grown in moulds and cured.

wooden rack

Wooden rack

These are wall mounted storage units for CDs and DVDs or pocket books. The front panels lift upwards and have pieces of amber incorporated.

mussel tile

Musselshell composite

This is a concept for products applying crushed mussel shells from the seafood industry. The mountains of empty shells at the plants are normally disposed of at sea.

Jelly pens

Jelly pens

This is a concept for a biodegradable pen made from natural materials. The pens are manufactured in a process used in the capsule industry.

  • The ink is vegetable oil or alcohol based, with a natural dye
  • Ihe tip is made from felt
  • More about the pens
Peat casket

Peat casket

This is a concept for a biodegradable casket for small pets. A string fits along the grooves in the top and base. On the top of the casket there is a space designed to hold a flower bulp.

Pinecone chair

Pinecone composite

This project involves the application of pinecones, as a possible source of material to replace the use of wood in furniture.

Starch flowers

Starch flowers

Compact starch shapes are heated up in a microwave and expand into an instant bouquet.

Eggwhite packaging

Egg white packaging

This fastfood packaging is made from eggwhite as an alternative for styrofoam.

Cabbage chair

Cabbage chair

This project involves the manipulation during the growth of walking stick cabbage plants, in search for a tree-free alternative materials for furniture.

Paper boxes

Paper boxes

These boxes were designed as a packaging for jewelry.

Bio-composite

be9-Design

The focus of be9-Design is on biobased product design and development, whereby sustainable materials are applied from renewable resources. Jan Velthuizen graduated from H.K.U. Art Academy in Utrecht (BA) and from the Design Academy in Eindhoven (MA).

Spiderweb in dewdrops

be9-Website

This website is designed and maintained by Jan Velthuizen. The logo was designed by Studio Bassa.

The product designs and logo have been registered at BOIP.