Algaemy by Blond & Bieber is a living, self grown material investigating future paths textile-printing for fashion and design. As a result of their research in cooperation with the German Researchinsitute Fraunhofer Insitute for Mikroalgae, Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber of Blond & Bieber developed a living color palette which that changes over time.
“The huge potential of microalgae has been a subject of natural research for quite some time. Meanwhile the artistic and creaative value of this resource is mostly undiscovered land. With Algaemi we intend to reveal the aesthetic potential of this resource” say Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber.
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As a surprising effect the colors are not light stable as usually known in the industry. The biodynamic color palette of Algaemy textiles changes over time when exposed to sunlight, for example from green to an intense blue, from a pale pink to a bright red and eventually orange.
Every piece of textile is telling a story over time. People change – so do textiles. Algaemy illustrates the potential of an autonomously self-grown pigment which is usually regarded as weeds within Europe.
Photos: courtesy of Blond & Bieber
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