Common Sands is a collaborative research project between Studio Plastique, Snøhetta and Italian ceramic tile manufacturer Fornace Brioni. The project explores potential applications of recycled e-waste glass, while bringing awareness to the growing global glass shortages. The project won Dezeen’s “Sustainable design of the year” award in 2021.
OiOiOi has documented the project development from its inception. Through the lens of OiOiOi, Common Sands explores the translucent nature of the e-waste mix and its applications. Through experimentation with light and transparency, the images uncover the beauty that lies inherent in this repurposed material that is typically regarded as waste.