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Glass made from shells 

Every day the list of biomaterials is getting longer and longer, offering exciting prospects for the creative world. One of them has been poetically staged by Bureau de Change, a London-based design studio. These creatives used artist Lulu Harrison’s “Thames Glass,” made from quagga mussel shells, combined with local sand and wood ash waste.

From this duo’s work, a series of glass tiles was born. This ecological building cladding is dressed in graphic patterns reminiscent of those that adorned 19th century terracotta chimney pots. A success all the more satisfying when one knows that the accumulation of quagga mussels in the Thames is a problem. 

Lisa Agostini