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Xylinum / Stool made by Bacteria

Xylinum
Xylinum

Xylinum is a research project that poses the question: what could future materials and production processes be like? The title Xylinum is the name of the bacterium which produces an artificial cellulose material. This bacterium counsumes sugar and builds a cellulose fibre structure around any given form. The process takes place in a nutrition liquid, 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 seating surface.

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Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig

Hochschule für bildene Künste Braunschweig
Braunschweig, Germany

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Jannis Hülsen

Jannis Hülsen
Berlin, Germany