This material experimentation began with my belief that design should reduce the negative impact we have on environments. I wanted to explore the possibilities of utilising a natural, abundant and sustainable material such as seaweed as a basis from which I can generate products.

Throughout this initial research I had many failures, where mould was growing a number of days after processing and material generation happened. Perseverance and adaptation of the process, led to these new bio-materials being created. From this research I developed a process that could apply the material to a final outcome, documented at the end of this portfolio.