Philipp Kolmann

Department: Food Non Food

Body Culture

Every day we wash ourselves with soaps and cleansers. It makes us feel clean. But, in the name of hygiene, not only do we remove dirt, we also strip away the body’s helpful bacteria. Together they form a balanced ecosystem, keeping our skin healthy. ‘Body Culture’ by Philipp Kolmann encourages us to once again give bacteria a place in our daily existence. He designed an architectural object for the bathroom that allows bacteria to live alongside us, inviting a conscious coexistence in the space usually dedicated to their eradication. His set of accompanying tools tend to their needs, cultivating the colony to re-establish this natural symbiotic relationship.

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Copyright: Design Academy Eindhoven
Photographs: Femke Rijerman