The Mask Stool is designed by the Danish architect Eva Harlou. The design is the result of a new ground-breaking production method allowing Mater to use the low-value waste from Carlsberg’s beer production – the spent grain (Danish ‘mask’) – and turn it into useful and unique design solutions.
In collaboration with Danish Technological Institute Mater has developed a new industrial technology to process waste, e.g. spent grain from beer production along with other fibre-based waste materials.
After years of research and tests, Mater managed to process the waste material and mix it with post-industrial plastic waste in a unique compound suitable for press moulding. The Mask stool demonstrates a waste-to-value technique and solution for reusing companies’ resources more efficiently, caring for Mother Earth and the next generations. The Mask stool is adjustable in height and thereby a flexible piece of furniture.
The production method enables companies to create their next interior solution based on their own waste streams. Mask Stool is created to support the UN SDGs 12, 13 & 17.
Eva Harlou is a Danish architect graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in 2003. Harlou’s designs illustrate her Scandinavian sense of form, function and beauty while at the same time working internationally ambitiously and always creating something unique. Harlou has been awarded with “Best Breakthrough Designer” by Wallpaper * Magazine in 2007, and has her own architectural firm in Copenhagen from where she designs both buildings and furniture. Eva Harlou is an excellent mediator and hosted a wide range of residential and architecture programs on television.