'second sun' sailboat concept is made of algae-based biopolymer + ocean plastic

'second sun' sailboat concept is made of algae-based biopolymer + ocean plastic

A future sailboat by Furf Design Studio and designer Cesar Pieri  

 

Speculating the future of watercraft innovations, the collaboration between Furf Design Studio and designer Cesar Pieri unveils a new sailboat created to have minimal impact on nature, both environmentally and visually. Titled ‘Second Sun’, the sailboat has a transparent hull made from algae-based biopolymer, while the rest of the internal structure and fabric are made with plastic taken from the oceans. The transparency of the sail blends with the waves and sea creatures, reinforcing the connection between the sailor and the sea and creating a new experience for sailing. Moreover, as the project’s name ‘Second Sun’ suggests, the mainsail’s round shape and yellow color represent a second sun, inspiring a more sustainable future.

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second sun speculative sailboat

all images courtesy of Furf Design Studio

 

 

made of plastic from the oceans 

 

The collaborative innovation by Furf Design studio, and designer Cesar Pieri focused on using suitable and environmentally friendly materials within the internal structure. The fabric is made out of polluting plastic retrieved from the oceans to raise awareness of the everlasting environmental impact of plastic water pollution. Diving into the functionality of the sailboat, it is inspired by famous America’s Cup sailboats and circular winged aircraft where the avant-garde wing-shaped sail turns and curves to increase or decrease thrust. Second Sun is an iconic sailboat developed with the hope to bring more light for a conscious future.

 

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the mainsail is round and yellow representing a second sun

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the transparent hull is made of microalgae-based biopolymer

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the dinghy aims to attract new sailors and create a caring bond between people and the sea

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inspired by sea creatures and the sun

 

 

project info:

 

name: Second Sun
designer: Furf Design Studio & Cesar Pieri

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: zaha mango | designboom

 

 

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