Calm technology. We need technological help to grow tempeh in places where the climate is not suitable for its growth. The idea of our fermenter is to replicate the Indonesian climate, to cooperate with nature and help it to help us. But the technology for our device doesn’t need to be intrusive, connected to the internet, track our habits or consume more energy than it actually needs. It just needs to produce heat according to what the growth of the mycelium requires. Only a few components are needed. A few components that we can understand, repair and improve if necessary. A few components that reconcile open-source technology with citizens and our food production. We like to call it calm technology.
What is in the image?
There is a small fan, a heating pad, an electronic board with a micro-controller, a screen and a button, and a temperature sensor. The sensor measures the temperature in the fermenter, the heating pad produces heat in exchange for electricity and the fan spreads it evenly. The interface (screen, button) allows the selection of the ideal temperature for the desired fermentation and the programming of a timer.
Featured in the documentary "This is Distributed Design"
We are thrilled to be featured in the documentary This is Distributed Design as winners of the Distributed Design Award!
This is a movement that has such great potential in the way we design and produce goods around the world. Congratulations to those who make it all possible.
Publication in Mold Magazine
Our Domingo necklace has been published in Mold Magazine, a magazine dedicated to designing the future of food and how design can transform our food system.
“Body Heat to Harvest — A necklace that ferments tempeh using your body heat”.
→ Read the full story on Mold Magazine website
We are very happy to have been part of Festivalet Barcelona this weekend (11-12/12), an artisans and designers fair that brings together more than eighty participants who come to show and sell, directly to the public, their locally manufactured or small-scale products.
It was a blast to meet and to had the chance to explain our project to so many people. We have aroused the curiosity of the participants with our Domingo Necklace!
Movimiento y Tempeh #1
We have proposed an event that nourishes the body, mind and soul through corporal movement and sustainable food in collaboration with our friend and dancer Zarina Rondón.
It started with a 2 hour session of the movement workshop given by Zarina Rondón where movement was explored with exercises that open the doors of observation to detail our ability to dance, move and exercise with flexibility (mental and physical).
Afterwards, we gathered around a shared meal where we introduced the world of fermentation and fungi with tempeh. We offered a 100% vegan dish, in which tempeh shone on its own and was combined with seasonal vegetables and condiments.
Images shot by Benjamin Scott on the roof of our studio in Poblenou (Barcelona, Spain) and edited by Zarina Rondón. Movements by Zarina Rondón, Pilar Rodriguez Catón y Gabriela Lotaif. Tempeh Necklace by Domingo Club.
All Ferments #2
We had the chance to join the second edition of All Ferments, an afterwork that celebrates ferments through local producers and good music. There was fermented food, fermented drinks and the possibility to buy fermented products! We were there with the Domingo Necklaces, the best fermented festive gift ;)