Algae Lab, 2018
Embracing the native environment of the salt flats in Arles, France, the interdisciplinary team behind Algae Lab has successfully cultivated microorganisms, such as those found in some algae, to create a biopolymer that can be used instead of plastic. Easy to produce at both small and large scales, the material is a local, renewable resource that also lends itself to 3D printing.
It is credited
Courtesy of Atelier Luma/Luma Arles.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.