Jannis Huelsen's project is based on a bacterium which produces an artificial cellulose material. This bacterium counsumes sugar and builds a cellulose fibre structure around any given form. Since the process takes place in a nutrition liquid, the wet material can be dryed later on, resulting in a durable and 100 % biodegradable material. The properties of this material can be adjusted by changing the genetic code of the organisms. In collaboration with the company Jenpolymers , a technique was developed to create a »skin« around a wooden stool frame, forming the coating and seating surface.
A stool of spores
What could future materials and production processes be like?