Winter Semester 2013 / 2014, BA/MA Product Design

Algaemy - crafting our future food

The huge potential of microalgae has

been a subject of research in natural

sciences for quite some time. Meanwhile

the artistic and creative value of this

resource is mostly undiscovered land.

Algaemy investigates the potential of

microalgae in a creative context. The

designers of studio Blond & Bieber, Essi Johanna Glomb (textile

design) and Rasa Weber (product design)

reveal the aesthetic potential of a

resource which is mostly regarded as

weeds within Europe.

Algaemy is an analogue textile-printer

which produces its own (surprisingly

fast-growing) pigment. A wide color

palette from different shades of blue,

green, brown and even red derives from

various species of microalgae.

Microalgae have an incredibly wide

range of applications, such as nutrition,

Energy - and oil production, filtering

qualities and even CO2 absorption.

The machine uses this potential to

create an autarcic circle of production,

which does not require additianal

energy or material apart from human power and the microalgae itself.

Algaemy is a design-laboratory investigating the potential of microalgae as pigment in textile printing.

 

DESIGN Blond & Bieber (Essi Johanna Glomb & Rasa Weber)

PHOTOGRAPHY Lukas Olfe

VIDEO Zoya Bassi

MATERIAL beech wood, copper, microalgae,

Glas, Cambric, Binder

 

2014

 

blondandbieber.com

Participants Rasa Weber, Essi-Johanna Glomb
Project categorySemester Project Project subjects BA/MA Product Design
Algaemy - crafting our future food
DESIGN Essi Johanna Glomb & Rasa Weber VIDEO Zoya Bassi 2014 essiessi.tumblr.com rasaweber.com
All rights reserved Rasa Weber & Essi Johanna Glomb
the machine
the machine

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blond & bieber
blond & bieber

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