Xylinum by Jannis Hulsen

Published on March 29, 2012

Today we show you Jannis Hülsen, who made this interesting and peculiar chair. The Method Case feel close to this project because of the way of thinking. 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. 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.

Jannis Hulsen and Jenpolymers

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