CHEMARTS

CHEMARTS is a long-term strategic collaboration between two Aalto University schools, The School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture (ARTS). The schools merged their forces with the aim to invent new ways to harness wood and cellulose. The idea is to research the performance and design of advanced cellulosic materials for innovative uses.

The main objective is to inspire students and researchers to explore biomaterials together and to create new concepts for the future use of cellulose and other biomaterials. CHEMARTS consists of various actions, such as multidisciplinary study courses, summer projects for Masters’ students and externally funded research projects.


MA THESIS: Hydrophobic & sustainable sportswear by Matilda Tuure

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In her master thesis, Matilda Tuure, a recent graduate from Aalto’s MA programme Fashion, Collection and Textile Design, explored new dimensions for non-toxic and hydrophobic finishings for textiles used in outdoor sports.

The end result is a delicate collection of 4 outdoor anoraks produced at Aalto University and knitwear in collaboration with Santoni Shanghai.

 

Photo: Juha Arvid Helminen

 

Photos: Valeria Azovskaya

EXHIBITION: From Nature to Future at Finavia Helsinki Airport 11.1.-31.12.2018

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Where: Finavia Helsinki Airport
When: 11.1.-31.12.2018

Design students from Aalto University took the challenge to imagine a more sustainable future by developing their own biomaterials. Altogether 22 students used renewable raw materials like wood-based cellulose, food waste, feathers and plants. Those materials were collected, foraged and scavenged to inspire novel product ideas for a more hopeful future.

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EXHIBITION: CHEMARTS Summer School at Habitare 17

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Where: Habitare Fair 2017 , Block Area
When: 13. -17.09.2017

Aalto-yliopiston CHEMARTS  yhdistää biomateriaalien tutkimuksen ja muotoilun. Yhteistyön tärkein tavoite on innostaa eri alojen opiskelijat ja tutkijat kehittämään uusia ideoita liittyen selluloosan ja  muiden biomateriaalien hyödyntämiseen. Kesällä 2017 opiskelijoiden materiaaleina olivat mm. pajunkuori, kuusenkuori, sahajauho, maa-aines, järviruoko, nanoselluloosa ja selluloosa-asetaatti. Materiaalikokeiluiden pohjalta opiskelijat kehittivät kestävän kehityksen huomioivia tuoteideoita ja konsepteja.

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Exhibition: CHEMARTS collaboration and DWoC research project participating in NAKUNA at Milan Design Week 4.-9.4.2017

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Milan Design Week 4.-9.4.2017.
Circolo Filologico
Via Clerici 10
Brera, Milan

CHEMARTS collaboration and DWoC research project will be part of the NAKUNA exhibition organized by Aalto University Department of Design.

Designing Biomaterials for the Future

CHEMARTS is a long-term collaboration since 2011 between two Aalto University schools, The School of Chemical Engineering and The School of Arts, Design and Architecture. CHEMARTS courses and other activities focus on biomaterials, especially on wood-based cellulose. The main aim is to inspire future designers and material scientists to work together, and to create new ideas and materials based on sustainability. Read More

Exhibition: New Biomateriality Lab in Enter and Encounter 24.3.–22.10.2017, Designmuseum

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What: The New Biomateriality Lab presents new Finnish biomaterials, mainly based on wood. All materials have been invented and produced in multidisciplinary research projects. The exhibition is coordinated by Aalto University’s CHEMARTS collaboration and participating projects are DWoC, NoMa, Hiilinielu Designstudio and Trash2Cash. The main partners are Aalto University, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Technical University of Tampere, Universities of Applied Sciences in Lahti and Tampere, University of Vaasa and Design Forum Finland, in collaboration with various companies, funded by Tekes and EU. Read More

Exhibition & Seminars: Designing Cellulose for the Future II 16.-20.5.2016, Arabia

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Exhibition on the 16th – 20th of May, at 8 – 16, Aalto ARTS, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki

Seminars on the 18th – 19th of May 2016, Sampo hall, Aalto ARTS, Hämeentie 135 C, Helsinki

Cost: Free

Welcome: All Aalto Students and Staff + external visitors

Event invitation: Designing cellulose for the future II.pdf

Registration latest by 6.5.2016: http://events.vtt.fi/designing-cellulose

If you are interested in presenting your novel innovative cellulose based products at the event, read more: http://goo.gl/forms/0FruChyTXy

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The Aalto Act of the Year Award to CHEMARTS project

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Professors Tapani Vuorinen and Pirjo Kääriäinen awarded at the Opening of the Academic Year 2.9.2014.

The aim of the Aalto Act of the Year Award is to recognise a significant initiative or action in the Aalto University community. The Aalto Act of the Year Award 2014 goes to Professors Pirjo Kääriäinen from the School of Arts, Design and Architecture and Tapani Vuorinen from the School of Chemical Technology in recognition of their interdisciplinary work in creating the CHEMARTS project.

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