Petri Dishes

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Would You Eat from Plates Printed with Bacteria?

By Ana Lisa Alperovich, Fri, July 10, 2015

Vik Muniz, Tal Danino, bacteria printed plates, Paenibacillus and Salmonella, Bernardaud, Petri Dishes, porcelain tableware, MoMA Design Store,

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and U.S. bioengineer Tal Danino recently joined forces to make the invisible stunningly visible. They created a hauntingly beautiful set of tableware with colorful abstract patterns for French porcelain maker Bernardaud. Fittingly named Petri Dishes, like the shallow glass dishes biologists use to culture cells, the unique plates feature exploded photographs of bacteria like paenibacillus and salmonella.

Learn more about this bizarre and beautiful tableware