MATERIAL LAB & PRODUCT DESIGN
As a Swiss-born designer with multicultural background Sarah-Laura embarked on a transformative journey spanning three years, delving deep into the world of material combinations.
Through extensive research and a multitude of experiments, she successfully created Topia Tegel in collaboration with Arne H.—a groundbreaking tile that harmoniously merges sustainability and ingenuity.
Her dedicated efforts led to the development of a precise recipe and the discovery of a unique methodology to achieve a sealed, shiny surface without the need for unsustainable materials or the use of heat. This remarkable breakthrough positions the work as a potential candidate for EU taxonomy and LCA compliances, while significantly reducing CO2 emissions.
Her creations tell a powerful story of collaboration, passion, and determination—a testament to her shared commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Sarah-Laura wants to pave the way toward a greener future, one experiment at a time.
DUTCH DESIGN WEEK
The Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven is an exciting annual event that celebrates the forefront of design and creativity. It provides a platform for designers and innovators from around the globe to showcase their groundbreaking works and ideas to an eager audience.
Sarah-Laura exhibited "Topia Tegel" and works where she restored existing furniture with newly available bio-based materials. The highlight of her research on sustainable material combinations, in this case is —magnesium oxychloride, organic pigment, starch and hemp fibers.
The fusion of artistry and eco-friendly design left a lasting impression, inspiring others to explore new possibilities. The positive response and valuable connections made during the event reaffirmed her commitment to pushing the boundaries of sustainable design.
Presenting at the Dutch Design Week is one of the milestones where her passion for design and sustainability merged into a force for encouraging change in the world.
Gallery Campis 2023
Group exhibition of moshpit of creation, ´New Treasures´, Assen, NL
Dutch Design Week 2021
Glockgebouw, Eindhoven, NL
Dutch Design Week 2020
Glockgebouw, Eindhoven, NL
Reisma van den Burg Grant Nomination
Top 4 nominees @Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, NL
Dutch Design Week 2022
@YKSI Gallery, Eindhoven. NL
Climate Adaptation Week 2021
@Tschumi Pavilion, Groningen, NL
Artist in Residence Project 2020
@Minerva Academie with Shane Waltener and the Building Action Group, Groningen, NL
Off-course Tutor 2023
"Glocality : Glocal material investigation" working with biobased materials
@Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, NL
Material District 2021
Werkspoorkathedraal, Utrecht, NL
Noorderlicht Bloom 2021
Public installation at Museum garden, Groningen, NL
Curator : Alex Murphy