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by Polybion

Celium® by Polybion
Photo by Polybion

Polybion has developed Celium®, a cellulose-based leather alternative.
Polybion creates and grows premium, next-generation materials designed with nature and manufactured with biology.

"Our mission is to bring performance and possibility to 21st-century designers and material engineers," told Polybion. "We use waste as a raw material and design, produce, and finish our bioassembled products under the same roof to increase sustainability and drive the circular economy."

Polybion's first product, Celium® is a bacterial cellulose-based, high-performance leather substitute.

Celium® is a premium alternative to animal-based leather and petroleum-derived synthetics composed of bacterial cellulose.

"We industrialised cellular agriculture to biofabricate Celium® [by] combining material science with bioengineering," added Polybion.

This project has been longlisted in the material innovation category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Polybion
Project: Celium®
Credits: Axel Gómez Ortigoza, Alexis Gómez Ortigoza and Bárbara González Rolón

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