Meals as a medium just isn’t a brand new idea, however a revisited one. Many trades, particularly textile designers are discovering crossover with meals whereas creating their items. What’s fascinating to us is a few of their software strategies on the subject of pure dyes.
By no means thought I might be nostalgic for tie-dye, nevertheless after a quick vacation within the hippie hills of Southern Turkey, I’ve discovered myself lured by these chaotic swirls of shade as soon as once more. However this time, as a meals designer, I’m drawn to the muted tones of pigments and dyes made out of spices, greens, and different edibles.
Listed here are examples of the rainbow of tones achievable from teas and occasional, and even onions.
Or much more fascinating is KaCaMa Design Lab’s tackle tie-dye. These Hong Kong-based mostly product designers, concentrate on re-utilizing publish-shopper waste supplies. Their aim is to not solely to please individuals’s lives and instill eco-consciousness to the customers of their merchandise, however to determine connections between native enterprises and artisans, and to deliver collectively various native cultures.
Their piece that basically caught our eye – Color of Waste. They’ve noticed the problem in eradicating some meals tints from garments, and have taken it as a problem to rethink stains as design. They have been impressed to derive pure dyes from meals for material dyeing. Within the pseudo-intravenous injection system, the infusion bag is crammed with pure meals dyes manufactured from leftovers. Totally different patterns are then shaped on the material. The outcomes are uncontrolled and harking back to tie-dye and even raku pottery… the place you because the artist solely have a lot management, however the true magnificence comes from the pure reactions that occur if you mix assorted purposes.