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Shahar Livne

Israel

Blood Sneakers 

In most slaughterhouses, blood is drained into the sewers and waterways or re-used as a colorant for meat. Inspired by the construction and de-construction of living subjects in the food industry, Shahar Livne developed a new handmade “bio-leather” by using fat and bones driven materials from the waste streams of slaughterhouses in the Netherlands and utilizing the wasted blood as a colorant and a plasticizer.


By using nature-given resources and upcycling leftovers from those industries we want to make a point for more tolerance, open-minded thinking by raising fascination, curiosity, highlighting the wasteful and disrespectful treatment of animals and natural resources.

About Shahar Livne
Shahar Livne is an award winning conceptual material designer located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Shahar's lifelong fascinations in nature, biology, science, and philosophy developed into intuitive material experimentation way of work during her degree studies at the Design Academy Eindhoven. Shahar's body of work focuses on conceptual material research in a multi-leveled methodology, bringing to life unique stories through objects and installations centered around materials as carriers of narratives.



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