BIODESIGN is a design experimentation initiative that aims to explore and experiment with renewable biological materials and technologies in product design towards a circular bio economy. The BIODESIGN exhibition at THECUBE, during the London Design Festival, presents content related with this subject from several points of view, which we invite you to explore while visiting.
The intrinsic theme of BIODESIGN is the world of biological materials and the state-of-the-art of innovation in this field, which utilize materials and ingredients of plant or animal origin as basis for the development of renewable and sustainable composites with reduced environmental impact.
The project considers geographical ecosystems from which materials are derived as a conceptual metaphor and reflection of design’s role in the global challenge to minimize climate change: calcium carbonate seashells and jellyfish leather from the oceans; cork from the Mediterranean forests; wine leatherfrom valleys, and rubberfrom tropical rain forest, are some examples.
BIODESIGN is an initiative promoted by SUSDESIGN studio and co-funded by the Portuguese General Arts Directorate from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture.