Nominated for the Creative Hero Award!
Daria Biryukova is a "design alchemist" who experiments with waste and second-hand materials. Together with Mineralz (which recycles mineral residues), she developed an application for the ceramics industry: FORZ®Glaze. It consists, among other things, of the sustainable and cleaned bottom ash, a residue that remains after processing household waste. Daria proves that it can be used for ceramic applications. For example, she produced ceramic tiles with the FORZ®Glaze for a sustainable pavilion from Fokkema & Partners Architects.
Jury: "It is a breakthrough to be able to make glaze from waste that is usually made from precious minerals. Daria not only realizes a new product, but also makes the link with industry; Mosa and Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum are already working with her invention. FORZ®Glaze has added value for industry and vice versa. "