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Cesare Griffa is an architect, designer and amateur algae farmer.

In the past, he spent some time working for big architectural firms such as Zaha Hadid Architect, Arata Isozaki, ARUP and ArchA, and in the Academia at Politecnico di Torino, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Istituto Europeo del Design (IED), and Domus Academy.

Cesare now works in his own practice in Torino where he loves to use micro-algae as living material for design and architecture.

In his vision, micro-algae are not only a promising eco-technology, but a mean to reflect on the origins of life and on the role of humankind on this planet.

In his algal work there is a bit of the primordial soup that is the origins of us all.
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Palienish

The Palienish is Cesare’s signature. It comes from a cross breeding of a Panda with an Alien and a Fish.

The Panda is white, black and asian and eats bamboo. It’s an open minded creature concerned about the future. The Alien comes from outer space. It’s a special creature that thinks laterally. The Fish swims smoothly in the water. It’s an elegant creature that moves fast and silently.

So it’s the Palienish, an open minded, special, smooth creature that thinks differently,
moves silently, and is concerned about the future.
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