Kevin Rouff


Wasteland to Living Room
This is Copper

Exhibits — 
McMurtry Inaugural building, solo, Stanford, CA, 2016

Designing Perspectives: Provoke, Unlearn, Change, Venice Biennale, May 2019

Slag Valorization Symposium, Mechelen, Belgium, April 2019

The Model Room, Anagra, Tokyo, June 2019

DesignFresh, 100% Design, London Design Festival, upcoming September 2019

MaterialDriven, 100% Design, London Design Festival, upcoming September 2019

Veem, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, October 2019

Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined, Georgetown University, Oct. 2019

Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, upcoming Feb. 2020

Kleureyck, Design Museum Gent, upcoming Mar. 2020

Critical Zones, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2020

Materia Gris, CentroCentro, Madrid 2021

Colors etc., Lille3000 2021
AD Russia
Material District
Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining
Frame Magazine


One of core members of Studio ThusThat.
From Santa Fe / Paris, schooled at Stanford University and Royal College of Art, London. Currently based in Amsterdam.
Designing with uncommon materials, but aiming to make them pop in new ways.

part of the ‘From Wasteland to Living Room’ series
Group project with: Luis Paco Bockelmann, Guillermo Whittembury, Joris Olde-Rikkert

Partners: ALTEO Alumina, KU Leuven, Imperial College, Royal College of Art

Material: Bauxite residue ceramic, bauxite residue glaze
Red Mud, a.k.a. bauxite residue, is a byproduct residue of the alumina industry.
Over 150 million tonnes are produced each year, and left unused in giant pits.
This project questions our notion of ‘waste’, and shows the value of secondary materials in a world of finite resources.
Working with factories, research labs, and ceramicists across Europe, the industrial residue is transformed into ceramic bodies, glazes, and alternative concretes.

Each part of aluminium produces 2.5 parts of red mud as waste, a ratio shown here.