Cook2Design is a playful approach to design and materials, where users can cook their own materials. The result of this research is NeWool, a collection of four materials based on potato starch and wool waste, which are presented in six colour declinations. This research ends with the creation of a first prototype, a lamp based on one of these materials.

The production process and their ingredients are 100% organic. This project took part to the Source exhibition – Florence I Sept 2014.


  1. Rognoli V., Ayala C., Parisi S. (2016), The material experiences as DIY-Materials: self production of wool filled starch based composite (NeWool). In proceedings of Making Futures 2015 (Making Futures journal IV), Plymouth.


Giada Lagorio


Dr. Valentina Rognoli