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.
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Courtesy of Atelier Luma/Luma Arles.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.