At St-W Lab, Studio Klarenbeek & Dros 3D prints with a unique sustainable material

AMSTERDAM – On 21 and 22 February 2018, presents a comprehensive showcase of the latest works and ideas that address critical global issues – from climate change, to the growing digital presence in work and entertainment spaces, to shifting industry trends.

How does design impact the environment and society for the better?

At St-W Lab, one of the innovative exhibits you’ll get to see is 3D-printing by Studio Klarenbeek & Dros that uses live algae as a raw material.

It’s no secret that enormous amounts of fossil fuels are dug up and burnt, plastic is thrown out without thought, and food is produced in a way that contributes to deforestation and greenhouse gases before ending up as food waste. At the World Lab, one of four spaces in St-W Lab, designers and brands will come together to tackle such issues and give insight on how they’re shaping the future through design.

At St-W Lab, you’ll get to see Studio Klarenbeek & Dros in action – a creative duo that challenges the conventional methods of production and consumption that are damaging our existence, environmentally, financially and socially.

Microalgae is dried and processed into 3D-printing filaments.

Focused on supporting a circular, bio-based economy, Eric Klarenbeek and Maartje Dros of Studio Klarenbeek & Dros use microalgae to tackle production waste. The studio drew on its history of material studies – from potato starch to cocoa-bean shells – in its collaboration with Atelier Luma. The result is an elegant range of 3D-printed bowls and vases based on the conversion of living algae into bioplastic. By questioning the status quo, the designers offer innovative solutions to crucial economic, social, and environmental problems – bringing total transparency in the production chain and elegant translucency in their algae-printed bowls and vases.

Don’t miss your chance to see the 3D-printing happen in real-time and discover the future of design at St-W Lab 2018 on 21 and 21 February 2018! Get your tickets .


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