Eveliina Juuri | Designer

Helsinki based designer with expertise in industrial, product & packaging and CMF (color, material & finishing) design.

bacterial pigments

Bacterial Pigments


As my Master’s Thesis I studied microorganisms that are able to produce colorful pigments. Within this thesis work I inspected in depth to laboratory working with the biochemistry scientists and as a designer I implemented a series of material experiments together with the microbial produced colorants.

The aim for the project was to understand the microbial produced colorants as a material. As mentioned, this was a new type of colorant that I wanted to investigate. Within the thesis project we were extracting pigments out of bacteria and fungi to get new sustainable colorants that are also environmentally friendly. These colorants and dyes could work as sustainable alternatives for synthetic and plant based colorants, that can be applied into various materials. These photos are taken from the material samples that were colored with a pigment that was produced by bacteria.

MATERIALS bacterial and fungal colorants were applied into various materials like textiles, wood surfaces, nanocellulose etc. 



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