Sea Me furniture by designer Nienke Hoogvliet made of seaweed yarn

Published on : Thursday, July 21, 2016

Sea Me furniture seaweedAfter gaining success with Sea Me, a handmade rug knotted with seaweed yarn, the designer has now created a furniture collection using seaweed as a material.

Nienke worked on creating a circular process to optimally use the seaweed. The waste of the one process is used for the other process, ending up with zero waste. Natural dye with seaweed offers a wide variety of colours. She can dye textiles into greens, browns, greys and even pinks and purples. Every type of seaweed gives a different colour. The light fastness of the dye is proven to be more than qualified.

To show the potential of these materials, Nienke designed a chair and a table. The seating of the chair is made of seaweed yarn and dyed naturally with seaweed. This was woven by hand into a soft seating. The chair and table are supported by a simple, bent tubular steel framework in a soft grey-green.

The leftovers from this process are used to create bio-plastic bowls made from 100 percent seaweed. The collection also includes a side table with a wooden top, which has been finished using paint made from bladderwrack – another common seaweed found in the Netherlands.


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