Wouter Kalis and Corinne de Korver are the designer duo behind Min-studio. In several projects they worked with underprivileged people by involving them in the production process of products made from industrial waste products. In this project Min-studio explored business opportunities for circular economy design processes involving a large amount of social design. On social design they worked with the homeless shelter EnYou in Tainan and several other organizations. The interests for under-privileged people were mapped and collaboration opportunities were made.
Also, waste materials were mapped, such as plastic recycling factories and a furniture refurbishment company. Eventually, Min-studio explored designing with a waste material found in river basins. This sludge must be taken out the basin to restore its water retaining capacity. MIN-studio found that the sludge can be used as some kind of concrete to design detailed objects. The objects can be made and sold by under-privileged people. This creates an object with high symbolic and emotional value.
Wouter Kails和Corinne是Min-studio工作室的雙人組設計師。有許多案子之中，他們與社會階級較低的人們一起工作，藉由讓較低社會階級的人們參與這些材料使用工業廢棄物件所製造的傢俱產品的製作過程。在這個案子之中，Min-studio 在循環經濟設計過程中同時結合很大比例的社會設計，並且開創了新的商業機會。他們找出很多處理廢棄材料的工廠，同時也找出他們所關切的低社會階級的人們的所在地。他們在這份已經建立的研究中找出結合前面兩者的因子，並試圖發展成為一個商業模式。