Algaemy Explores the Potential of Microalgae as Creative Textiles
Design studio Blond and Bieber developed an analogue textile printer that produces its own pigment
In their project called Algaemy, designers Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber explore the potential of microalgae in the production of printed textiles and fabrics.
Glomb and Weber, who are the creatives behind Berlin-based design studio Blond & Bieber, created an analogue textile printer that uses different types of microalgae to produce the dyes which they print on the textile.
The designers said,
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.