Julia Lohmann Kelp Accessories
In this fast changing environment, we need to think of the future and make more eco-friendly choices, as Julia Lohmann does.
Julia Lohmann, the preacher of the new age technology: the Kelp inspired designs. She fell in love with kelp while living in Sapporo, Japan, where seeweed is the most common ingredient for cooking. Lohmann consideres kelp to be a very sustainable product, as it grows for about a meter each day! However, this German born designer makes decor objects from other items, that have no meaning any longer, like bones of the animals.
Meanwhile, Lohmann is making workshops where she demonstrates how to work with kelp to make home furnishing items. In one of the previous articles, we have seen her kelp lampshade. However, this is of course is not her first creation, as she has been advocating the use of kelp instead of other materials since 2008 with her Nesting Lamp displayed during 100% Design in London.
Among Lohmann’s other collection are the Laminarium Bench (2010), Kombo-Urushi Dwelling (2010), Kelp Lamps and Kelp Lampshade in 2012. Her enthusiasm is soon to be shared with the peole, as soon Julia Lohmann will launch the Department of Seaweed at the V&A museum in London as part of her half-year residency there.