A research + design lab exploring sugarcane waste as a material for the built environment

Sugarcane is the world’s largest crop by production volume and is grown in over 80 countries across the globe and processed in many more. After its juice is pressed for sugar or ethanol production, up to one-third of the plant’s mass remains as bagasse.

Sugarcane converts C02 to biomass up to 50 times more efficiently than traditional forestry. The left over bagasse is usually burnt for fuel, fed to cattle, or left to rot, releasing the carbon absorbed during the growing cycle back into the atmosphere.

But, if we transform bagasse into products for the built environment, that carbon can be stored in these products long term.  

We develop bagasse-based materials as nature-based alternatives for interior architecture and design applications.


We're prototyping furniture products and architectural surfaces using these bagasse-based materials.


We share our practices and approaches through hands-on workshops and talks.