Made of Air

Biochar-based material

Brand: Made of Air

Applications: Exterior and interior cladding and furniture

Made of Air is a radical new biochar-based material made of 90% atmospheric carbon that is designed to combat climate change. Made of Air materials remove more CO2 from the atmosphere than it has emitted in making it. This is a global first: removing the most CO2 of any building product available. The materials are composed of no fossil-based components. Instead, they are formed of waste biomass that has been baked into a solid char- where the CO2 is converted into carbon. By repurposing and eventually landfilling, the material completes a larger circle: the carbon loop, returning the carbon we originally burned into the atmosphere, back to the ground.


There are a number of accreditation assessments available to manufacturers. Set by third party organisations such as BREEAM, LEED, UL and C2C, they offer prospective specifiers the opportunity to understand and evaluate what sustainability standards a given material may offer their project.

Wherever possible we showcase materials that have some form of accreditation but also recognise that acquiring them can be a costly and time consuming process, particularly for smaller brands.

We believe in transparency and think that an honest approach to materiality is key to making more sustainable decisions when planning our built environments.

We seek and promote material manufacturers that:

  • Consciously endeavour to choose raw materials based on provenance and quantity required
  • Aim to reduce the energy needed and pollution created in the production and transportation of their materials
  • Reuse resources and waste
  • Create regenerative materials
  • Utilise closed-loop production methods