Noora Yau is a doctoral candidate at the Aalto University, Department of Design. Her background is in applied arts and ceramic and glass design and art. She is currently focusing on combining design and material science in her research about nanocellulose based structural colour. Together with Konrad Klockars, they founded the structural colour studio platform, where they conduct collaborative projects in design and material science. They explore the potential of the biobased structural colour in design applications such as architecture and furniture.