Out of Marine Algae
A project that aims to find out how producing Agar from algae could be used in product design.
Agar is a jelly-like substance, obtained from edible red algae.
By means of innumerable tests of materials I have sought to clarify these characteristics and thereby to discover new uses for Agar. My experiments have been influenced by the art of cookery with numerous tests devoted to regulating ingredients, mixtures, quantities and methods of drying the algae.
The aim of the project is to present new forms of expression that develop from the natural Agar’s properties. Respect for the earth’s finite resources has been a central focus. I wanted to create something that can be used for as long as possible and that can be returned to the earth after use with a minimum influence on the cycle of nature.
Based on these premises I have designed products for interior furnishing.
Agar based lampshade
Potato starch based lampshade