Rik Makes (NL, Eindhoven) is a brand concentrated on compostable materials. Beautiful natural surfaces and materials are researched, designed and produced. These materials are nutritious for nature when discarded.
Compostboard is Rik Makes first example that shows the beautiful possibility of living with nature. This product shows how nature can be embedded in our products and living or working environments.
Our furniture is circular. We use left-over streams of nearby agricultural landscape. Creating a opportunity to mass-consume furniture without harm. All materials will in the end be returned to soil. Giving back the nutrients and fibres useful for nature or farmers.
Every agricultural landscape has the possibilities to create unique aesthetics. At Rik Makes research has been done about the possibilities and amounts available in the Netherlands.
Currently Compostboard became a necessity as our current system of global transportation of goods is very polluting. Next to the pollution consumers cannot connect to products, as they do not know where they are made, or originate from.
As the appearance of our products show local agricultural landscapes, it makes consumers aware of their direct environment and create the possibility to connect to their products.
We put a limit to the current situation of infinite consumption of goods. Our product has a seasonal limit, yearly there is a maximum amount of crops harvested in each country. By using that waste we renew the idea of mass-consumption. And connect the behaviour of a consumer to seasons, harvests and local landscape.
The product is functional in interiors. When kept outside, in the rain or soil, the material decomposes, enriching the soil with fibres and starch.
The material is already available in sheets of 1 x 1 m. Compostboard is rather comparable with wood, the production possibilities are rather similar as is the way the material acts as interior product.