Cleaning Station Diatomee: design inspired by the lungs of our Planet
Bacillariophyceae, or diatoms: a group of microalgae that generates about 20 to 50 percent of the oxygen produced on Earth each year. A significant portion of our planet’s biomass, even if they look like life forms from a different galaxy.
Just as real diatoms, our Diatomee modules make our atmosphere breathable. How did we give it life? We created Diatomee from linen fabrics: completely natural fibers with rigid and flexible shapes, impregnated with new generation resins. The ecological alternative to traditional fiberglass passes through these natural materials, produced in Italy from biobased resins with over 56% of organic and natural components.
Again, just as real diatoms, our Diatomee modules are tightly connected to the aquatic element. “My experience in the nautical world led me to imagine that the world of design was a context in which to transfer the world of composites”, says Pietro Follini. Nature and natural materials are the core values of a new way of producing geometric modules, inspired by the morphology of the aquatic ecosystem: host plant infrastructures with particulate absorption capabilities, which promote new sustainable ways of resilience while fighting indoor pollution. Diatomee is a cleaning station designed to insert plants in suspension, a structure similar to the original habit of air plants. Essential features of the modules are also lightness (about 2 kg), modularity and adaptability in contexts such as offices, coworking spaces, communities and even lofts and private settings. Those the Diatomee dimensions: 106 x 96 x 12 cm, max depth with plants 22 cm. Diatomee supports about 1 kg of air plants and can be customized according to clients needs.