Kingdom: Vegetabile.


“The use of artificial light has led to a pollution of the interior with light waves followed by negative consequences for the human body. Its exposure to blue light results in a melatonin suppression, which disrupts our circadian rhythm and causes i.e. sleeping disorders.

To counter this development we propose filters made of sugar — a soon overproduced commodity in the Netherlands — in a range of orange shades that are based on the natural process of caramelization. Sugar, as a normally unhealthy matter hereby transforms into an organic protector of the human body.” (Federica Dellisanti & Tinka Jongerius, 2015)

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Matte
  • Textured
  • Warm
  • Expendable
  • Rough
  • Discontinue Surface Pattern
  • Light
  • Irregular

Specific Material Attributes

  • Translucent
  • Sonorous
  • Cheap
  • Fluffy
  • Warm
  • Flexible
  • Bumpy
  • Colorless
  • Airy
  • Functional

Basic Ingredients

  • Agar Powder
  • Sugar
  • Water



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– Dellisanti, F. & Jongerius, T. (2015) SPF Sugar Protection Filter. Retrieved from,