"soy pen" for IIDA 2010 competition

Design / diseño: Sinapsis (Pablo Matteoda + Javier Parra + Elias Krafczuk)
Client / cliente: designboomIncheon Metropolitan City Korea
Status: prototype
Manufacturer / fabricante: none

This project is one of the 213`s shortlisted entries by designboom.com for the "IIDA 2010 - green hart" competition by designboom with collaboration of Incheon Metropolitan City, KOREA, under the "green design for humans" category. Over 4034 designers from 95 different countries participated.

Este proyecto fue seleccionado entre los 213 finalistas de en el concurso "IIDA 2010 - corazón verde" organizado por designboom con la colaboración de Incheon Metropolitan City, KOREA, bajo la categoría de Diseño verde para humanos. Participaron 4034 diseñadores de 95 países diferentes.

"..Soy pen combines new materials and a design strategic in the value chain, over one of the most produced, consumed and contaminating, objects in the world. It´s principal idea, is to reuse the ballpens soul, the mechanism used in disposable pens (useful when thrown away), increasing the life of the object... in order to be donated to schools, institutions, etc. So... is product reincarnation posible?... Its proceses includes: Recycling its plastic body and replacing it with a natural fiber as cortaderia selloana (pampa grass), wich is highly adaptable and can grow in a wide range of environments and climates, it also seeds prolifically and has a hard stem bark and a soft inner, making it suitable for different sizes of pens. Refilling them with an eco-friendly ink, made from soy sauce, bets, and caramel..."

"...Soy pen combina nuevos materiales y diseño estratégico en la cadena de valor, sobre uno de los productos más manufacturados, consumidos, y contaminantes del mundo. Su idea principal es la de reutilizar el mecanismo interno de las lapiceras (útil al momento de ser desechadas), aumentando así la vida del objeto, para ser donadas a escuelas, instituciones, etc. Es posible una reencarnación posible?... Los procesos incluyen: reciclado del cuerpo plástico y el reemplazo de este por una fibra natural conocida como cortaderia selloana (yerba de las pampas). Esta es altamente adaptable y puede crecer en distintos entornos y climas, sus semillas se proliferan rápidamente y poseen un tallo duro con un interior suave, permitiendo así, alojar diferente tamaños de contenedores de lapiceras. La recarga de su tinta se realiza con una tinta a base de salsa de soja, remolacha y caramelo..." 


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