Homelessfonts is an Arrels Foundation initiative which consists of creating a collection of typefaces based on the handwriting of homeless. The idea behind these typefaces is for people and brands to use them in their announcements. All profits are intended to help the 1400 people supported by the Arrels Foundation.
Homelessfonts es un iniciativa de la Fundación Arrels que consiste en crear tipografías a partir de la caligrafía de personas que viven en la calle. La idea es que los usuarios y marcas utilicen estas tipografías. Todos los beneficios obtenidos van destinados a ayudar las 1400 personas que la Fundación Arrels atiende.
The Make&Mold Project started as a low cost thermoplastic modelling process, in order to reclaim industrial materials and technique's used in conventional plastic molding industry. This self-developed process is patented and consist of various intelligent production processes, based on a single wall molding technique.
Make&Mold Sculpt vase
Due to the low processing temperature of the biodegradable granules we found a way to use a balloon as a flexible mold. After filling the balloon with biodegradable thermoplastic granules we sculpt the mold into an object. When the mold is dipped in hot water the granules melt and bond. After cooling we remove the balloon and a unique object is finshed.
In 1689 Isaac Newton conducted an experiment where he hung by a rope a bucket filled with water.
The rope is twisted up tightly on itself and then the bucket is released beginning to spin rapidly. Here
Newton’s description of what happens:
“The surface of the water will at first be flat, as before the bucket began to move; but after
that, the bucket by gradually communicating its motion to the water, will make it begin to revolve,
and recede little by little from the centre, and ascend up the sides of the bucket, forming itself into a
Inspired by this experiment we have exchanged the rope for a turntable, the bucket for a hollow
hemisphere and water for non-toxic resin to create a series of bowls that capture this moment in
time, which will always make each piece unique.
We use different colours of resin to show the way the liquid moves whilst travelling through
inertia. To make the most of this we have also created tools to disrupt the flow of the material and
highlight the process.
The outside shape of the bowl is determined by the “bucket”, in this case a hemisphere, the inside is a
perfect parabola created by the dual effect of gravity and inertia.
The collaboration with Maco Merinos empowers the affinity of TEIXIDORS with this material, incorporating a soft wool of the highest quality with the values of proximity, traceability and sustainability from the birth of the sheep to the commercialization of the piece.