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OTHER MATTER is an experimental studio working with algae-based bioplastics founded by Jessie French. Through the design of materials, objects, experiences and futures, OTHER MATTER engage with the possibilities of a post-petrochemical world.

Algae-based bioplastic tableware vessels, were part of a A Sea at the Table exhibition at the Other Matter city studio March 2021. Biodegradable, compostable able to be regeneratively recycled as part of a closed loop system. These objects can be recycled into new ones in a home kitchen in about an hour. If discarded, they can be a food source for critters including microbes living in the soil and water and act as fertiliser for plants when they break down. This is a bio-material research investigating the potential of the medium for designing a post-petrochemical world that does not harm the planet.





Stills Credits



Photography Pier Carthew
Art Direction and Styling Thalia Economo








Other Matter

Art Direction. Styling


Other Matter

Art Direction. Styling
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Thalia Economo Studio acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, the traditional custodians of this land, and pay our respect to the Wurundjeri Elders, past and present.