Speculative Matter

Speculative matter

Materials art & research project,

September to December 2018

With this project I was curious to explore the possibilities of replacing single use and short-term plastic packaging with better bio solutions.

I experimented with a selection of raw matter to understand their potential as new natural materials. This was carried out by hand using traditional manual techniques such as drying, grinding, boiling, sanding and so on. Through these processes I built a deep understanding of fibres, resins and binders and their interaction, which I have used as a basis for my further work.

Through sharing my research I found that the research results alone became speculative objects, which started interesting discussions around people’s perception of waste, materials and resources.


Therefore, I am now looking at framing this work in a more artistic manner. This is with the aim of influencing others with a motivated and open mind towards what can be done for a more sustainable, systemic and balanced future.

Natural Material Studio

By Bonnie Hvillum


Exploring the future of overseen matter



Instagram: @natural.material.studio


Phone: +45 40 59 51 95


Østbanegade 41, basement

2100 Copenhagen Ø