To explore biological principles and living technology through design in order to ensure a more sustainable future.
To fuse hi-tech, bio-based materials with the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in order to create new products that are 100% environmentally friendly, with unique properties that have a competitive advantage over commercial products that are hazardous to the environment.
To improve the environment and thereby human health.
To develop unique and environmentally friendly products where their design follows the Wabi Sabi principles.
Metis seagrass products are based on the Japanese Wabi Sabi philosophy.
Wabi Sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities:
- nothing lasts
- nothing is finished and
- nothing is perfect.
Characteristics of the Wabi Sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.
Metis Seagrass won the first prize at the CLEAN TECH OPEN category, during the Global Entrepreneurship Week in November 2013.
It is an honour for Metis Seagrass to have supporters like his Excellency Mr. Jan Versteeg, the former Dutch Ambassador in Greece and Mr. Laurence Kemball-Cook, a well-known and established London-based designer and CEO of Pavegen Systems Ltd, London.
Seagrass Posidonia oceanica
The seagrass, Posidonia oceanica, is washed ashore and spoils many of the beaches along the Mediterranean coastline
The local councils collect the seagrass from the beaches and take it to landfill sites
Rather than the seagrass ending up as rubbish, Metis Seagrass has developed an innovative way of repurposing it.
Metis Seagrass produces rectangular panels using the seagrass Posidonia oceanica and 100% bio-based bonding materials.
These panels can be used as wall coverings and due to their natural hue, they are very pleasing to the eye with a strong aesthetic appeal.As the panels are 100% bio based, they do not produce hazardous fumes in interior spaces.
New 100% bio-based colours have been tested in order to produce the panels in a variety of colours and hues.