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21.10.2013 09:50 Alter: 4 yrs

CAST-team Organoid Technologies: Back to nature


17.10.2013 - Tyrolean Martin Jehart (40) believes that organic and natural materials in our environment can improve our quality of life. That’s the basis of CAST startup Organoid Technologies – with their versatile technique, the team turns organic byproducts like wood chips, straw and blossoms into furniture, pavilions, and more.

When Martin Jehart bought an old farmhouse in the Tyrolean mountain village Wenns in 2002, it was clear that the future family home needed renovation. But this turned out more difficult that one might think. Being ecologically aware, Martin not only wanted to use organic materials, but was also looking for a material that he could create rounded shapes with. He couldn’t find any.

So, Martin created his own render using wood chips, straw and other organic materials available to him. He put them into a chaff-cutting machine, mixed it with water and other substances to create a thick substance that could be sprayed on to inflatable inner forms, including free forms. To get to the final product, he had to compress and harden the material (watch videos to learn more about the process here and here). Organoid Technologies was born.

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