Seaweed

Bio-Materials Textiles, Fibres
Seaweed

SEA ME RESEARCH

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, composed by founder Nienke Hoogvliet and Tim Jongerius, is a design studio for material research and experimental and conceptual design. The projects draw attention to social or ecological problems causing, for example, the textile, leather or food industries.

Seaweed Research
Taking into account all that seaweed can provide, the Dutch designer started to research the pigments that marine algae can produce. The natural textile dye made from seaweed offers a wide range of colours; each species of seaweed can reach various hues. Nienke Hoogvliet coloured textiles into greens, browns, greys and even pinks and purples.
The designer explains that dyeing with marine algae is similar to the process done with land plants. Achieving optimal results with dyeing is often a matter of trial and error.

Maker

Studio Nienke Hoogvliet

References

Human Nature, designing the equilibrium with Nienke Hoogvliet (Video)

#Toekomstmakers: Nienke Hoogvliet maakt kunst van zeewier | Bijenkorf x Glamour (Video)

Nienke Hoogvliet in Dissidence - Quilting Against | 09.02 - 26.05.2019 at Z33, Hasselt (BE) (Video)

Credits

Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie

Photo credits

Hannah Breaken, Nienke Hoogvliet