Malta I by Omayra Maymó

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Malta I is a minimalist conceptual piece created by Madrid-based designer Omayra Maymó. Commissioned by Heineken, Maymó designed and built this conceptual piece that embodies a statement on the use of resources and is based on the brewery’s relevant efforts to reduce their CO2 emissions during their beer production and distribution chain. Malta I is a pedestal made with barley waste from the beer brewing process as its main component. After having brought the flavor to the drink, the barley malt is then removed from the liquid, becoming a residue. In Malta I this waste is given a new life and function. The waste is bound with cement, generating an inorganic-organic composite, lighter and with better capacities than normal cement.