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Blond & Bieber present Algaemy in Munich

Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber make up Blond & Bieber, a Berlin-based studio that treads the multidisciplinary border between textile and product design. Their laboratory project Algaemy investigates the potential of microalgae as a living colour palette.

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The autonomous Algaemy printing machine

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Biodynamic, photosensitive prints react to sunlight and other factors, changing for example from green to blue, or from pale pink to bright red to orange. The as-yet-unknown effects of the environment on the algae introduce an intriguing element of chance to the pigments. ‘People change – so do textiles,’ in the philosophy of Blond & Bieber. Read more on Blond & Bieber’s collaborations with fashion designer Ylenia Gortana and ethically responsible German shoe-brand Trippen in COVER 36. The material technology and product applications behind the Algaemy project will be presented at the international fabric trade fair, MUNICHFABRICSTART, Munich, 2 – 4 September 2014. The Algaemy movie (below) is taking part in a close run competition- The Pitch; place your vote forBlond & Bieber here.

 

Algaemy – crafting our future food (Blond & Bieber) from Rasa Weber design and research on Vimeo.

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‘Feeding’ the microalgae pigment

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Algaemy fabrics, photography Lukas Olfe

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Algaemy fabrics by Blond & Bieber

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