I’m Elena Albergati, I’m a 24-years-old student attending the second year of Digital and Interaction Design Master at Politecnico di Milano. All my life I’ve been guided by my two main passions, Art and scientific study of Nature. Since high school I tried to combine these two aspects succeeding in part thanks to the Design Faculty that I have chosen.
Soft / hard: Medium density and compact gel
Shiny / matt: Shiny
Smells: It acquires the smell of the seeds used
Texture: Slightly rough
Others: Flexible, tensile strenght and water-resistant. The molding process can be repeated many times heating the material.
- 40 ml water
- 1.6 g agar agar
- 5 g fruit seeds (e.g. avocado, papaya, litchi, mango, mandarins)
It’s also possible to transform the gel into a foam (as shown in the photos) adding 6 ml of soap and whisking. I tried foaming the gel because the amount of materials used is less and the foam is lighter but the result is also less stable so I prefer the gelly version.
- Food protection (e.g. eggs)
- Antibacterial layer for food box
- Medical film for injuries protections
- Fertilizing and protective case for plants