One Luminous Dot, by Theresa van Dongen

winner of the Young Designer Dutch Design Awards 2015

October 2015
Theresa van Dongen won the Young Designer title at the Dutch Design Awards with her bacteria-powered light installation. It points to the groundswell of biological design applications – in particular mycelium (mushrooms) and bacteria – at DDW. The installation uses her Ambio light that works by supplying the bioluminescent micro-organisms that make waves glow at night with oxygen.