MATERIAL SCIENCE AS ENTROPIC DESIGN = Plant skin is an internal structural element which is essential for all plant life to thrive. It is through this element that plants have diversified their shape, form, structural and reactive properties that make them unique. Its an elemental botanical binder than supports plants internal functions, immune system, and protection from externalities. The chemical elements that are held within its internal molecular structure make it a perfect additive to the creation of plant based materials with skin like properties. When embed with material science field research additives, these materials react as if they were still plant skin in a living form, yet have new molecular properties of tension based on the natural additives that control their decay rate along with environmental fluctuations. With this in mind Olaniyi Studio has an ongoing design research project around how agricultural waste, natural fibres, and root extracts can create living footwear using plant skin. Agbo-Ola’s design aim was to create a multi-layered component based series of entropic shoes that will decay as they are worn, while providing medicinal properties to the foot of the wearer as well as have reactive exchanges with the environment. This process would happen when heat is accumulated in the shoe; the inner plant based skin would melt or react over time releasing the medicinal extracts from the sole’s skin into the foot of the wearer. The collection of footwear will evolve based on the properties of the roots  that are used in the future, and will act to establish multiple uses for plant skins and roots. “Our goal is to experiment and fabricate a higher trajectory of exposure for  applications of re-use, re-cycle, and re-connection with natural yet entropic systems of production.”

[KAJOLA 2021 Y.Agbo-Ola]

 

Design Components = External Plant Skin + Cassava Internal Skin + Soil

Design Formula = Aloe Skin Extract + H2O + Burdock Root Skin + Cyanobacteria Pigment

 

 

 

KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx352.8]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Indian Clay + Black Clay + Cacao Roots + Cacao Powder + Ce[U]12i + Matter Dye + Volcanic Dust + Lava Pebbles + Black Pearl Extract + Nansemond River Clay  + Iron Oxide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx471.3]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Diorite Particles + Palm Acid + Black Berry H2O + Elder Berry Dye + Zinc Ce[U]12i + Lizard Urine + Orange Pulp + Lava Ash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Banana Fibre + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

 

Outer Sole Composition: Grey Sandstone Clay + Ce[U]12i + Iron Oxide + Cotton Fibre

[KAJOLA] OLANIYI ENTROPIC FOOTWEAR SERIES [FA11.9oi]

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx928.1]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Henna + Sulphur Clay + Ce[U]12i + Yellow Iron Oxide Clay + Tumeric Root + Ginger +  Cayenne Pepper Dye + Lotus Ash + Honey + Ocean Silica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Grey Sandstone Clay + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

 

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx824.7]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: White Trillium Flower Extract +  Greek Island Clay + Zinc + Pine Sap + Algae Soil + Henna + Ce[U]12i + Carnelian Particles + Sandstone Mica

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Zinc + Grey Sandstone Clay + Ce[U]12i  + Cotton Fibre

 

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx645.9]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Red Jasper Dust + Desert Silica + Algae Fibre + Violet Volcanic Ash + Peat + Coconut Shells + Almond Milk Pulp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Pyracantha Berries + Turmeric + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

 

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx555.4]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Coconut Milk + Cashew Milk + Hibiscus Dye + Apricot Agate Fragment + Ce[U]12i + Red Jasper Dust + Desert Silica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Soil + Jute Fibre + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

 

Outer Sole Composition: Soil + Jute Fibre + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx286.3]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Dehydrated Compost Soil + Lemon Pepper + Ce[U]12i + Matter Root Dye + Peach Stems + Honey + Jabuticaba Seed Fragments + Yellow Bromeliad Dye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx185.9]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Blue iron phosphate pigment + Zinc + Cobalt Dust + Indigo + Dehydrated Soil + Mica Ash + Ce[U]12i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Soil + Jute Fibre + Mica + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx747.0]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Brazil Nut Bark + Cashew Fruit Skin + Baobab Wood Pulp + Ce[U]12i + Burdock Root Pulp + Cassava Skin + River Soil + Hibiscus Dye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Coconut Fibre + Grey Sandstone Clay + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

[KAJOLA] Collection: [FEx695.8]-[9oi]

 

Upper Material Composition: Hazel Nut Bark + Walnut Shell + Baobab Wood Pulp + Ce[U]12i + Cacao Root Pulp + River Clay + Turmeric Dye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outer Sole Composition: Coconut Fibre + Hemp Fibre + Ce[U]12i + Cotton Fibre

 

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