Impasto is a self-invented biodegradable natural fibre composite made of leftovers from wood-, coffee- and skin production. The raw materials are mixed with pigment into a dough and pressed into flat sheets. The colours become partially mixed. This makes every sheet unique. Afterwards the sheet can be shaped by vacuum forming. The process has so far been used in a series of products, where the meeting of oak and fibre composite has become a central detail in the design. The “handmade – high tech” process makes every piece in the collection unique.
The project is a graduation project from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design 2013 made by Nikolaj Steenfatt, who received a scholarship from The National Bank in Denmark.