LIVING COLOUR

Living Colour is an ongoing biodesign research project exploring the possibilities of natural textile dyeing with bacteria that produce pigment.

We are looking for an alternative to toxic synthetic textile dyes. The pigments found in some bacteria are biodegradable and friendly to humans, animals and the environment. We investigate optimum growth conditions for bacterial pigments, ways to speed up the growth process and the possibilities of growing bacteria in patterns by subjecting them to sound frequencies.

Growing bacteria as a dye factory can lead to a more sustainable way to colour the world.

Meet the team

LAURA LUCHTMAN

Designer

ILFA SIEBENHAAR

Designer

LIVING COLOUR PUBLICATION

Read more about our cymatics research project and dyeing process in this open-source publication, available on Issuu.

To request a printed copy, please contact us.

THE FUTURE OF LIVING MATERIALS

Watch the video of our most recent project The Future of Living Materials, in collaboration with ArtEZ CoE Future Makers and Wageningen University & Research.

News

COLOUR MATERIALIZED

CORPORATE FASHION AWARD

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK II: FASHION

DUTCH DESIGN WEEK

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL

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