Bio Robot Fridge by Yuriy Dmitriev


Bio Robot Fridge by Yuriy Dmitriev


Bio robot Fridge

29th June 2010

Electrolux's Design lab competition always results in great future lifestyle concepts and this years finalists are no exception.

With hydroponics and robotic fish dishwashers as well as home 3D garment printers they are right on trend for our future homes, but the concept I really love is the Bio Robot fridge designed by Yuriy Dmitriev from Russia.

Using a unique biopolymer gel his concept suggests that it cools food through luminescence.

The odourless and non sticky gel morphs around the food and suspends it so it eliminates the need for shelves, doors or drawers. The best part is that there is no motor so it is really environmentally friendly and can be made into any shape.

Because of the materials used the fridge is adaptable and can be hung vertically or horizontally and it could in theory fit anywhere and is another great example of where the material dictates form!

Locust Chair, Katie Lenton and Adam Smith


Uncanny vac formed fox chair, Katie Lenton


Off the wall

28th June 2010

Recent graduate from Textiles at the Royal College of art, Katie Lenton's work stood out a mile for its playful wittyness as well as its down right wierdness!

Having collaborated with architecture student Adam Smith, Katie has designed a chair which has a locust leg. Looking at things frozen in time - preserved yet still alive Lenton froze a locust and had it 3d scanned and then grafted onto a chair in 3D software.

She is also inspired by Freud's concept of uncanny and plays with form and imagery through her exquisite drawings such as with the gill of a sturgeon and the tail of a mink.

She also showcased a vac formed chair incorporating one of her prints that has a dead fox vac formed into it asking such questions as 'can discomfort become an ideal?'

Weird and wonderful, look out for more from Katie who's locust chair will be exhibited at the International Design Biennale: Saint Etienne 20th Nov - 5th Dec 2010.




The synthetic kingdom

23rd June 2010

Posing questions about hypothetical and conceptual future materials recent graduate from central st Martins Future textiles course Laerke Hooge Andersen has created a world of materials inspired by science, art and future biological synthesis.

Visioning a future where new boundaries are explored between synthetic and natural - hybrid materials evolve. She has collected what she calls 'super natural specimens' and has magnified, manipulated and transformed them into provocations about our material future.

Her graduation project explores how such materials would feel, look, react and behave when the world of synthetic biology and materiology emerges and we really live in a world of what we call today 'smart materials'.

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concrete +

15th June 2010

Concrete as a material of choice continues to dominate the design landscape from furniture to jewellery and continues to offer up a new aesthetic and modern utilitarian appeal.

Gray Concrete are showcasing their latest concrete design during 100% Design in London later this year with their concrete chesterfield, but I think that their concrete wall paper for Manolo Blahnik in Dublin shows how a perceived crude material can be used in a truly exquisite way.

Pia Interlandi working on one of her pigs, Photographed by Devika Bilimoria


Kate Goldsworthy


Melanie Bowles and Kathy Round


'Trash Fashion - Designing out of waste'

14th June 2010

Pia Interlandi (see In memorandum and In memorandum 2 posts) alongside textile researchers Suzanne Lee and Kate Goldsworthy (to mention just a few!) will be exhibiting their work in an exhibition exploring garments and textiles that reduce waste and the impact on our environment.

Alongside Pia's funeral shrouds there will also be a jacket grown by bacteria and garments that are made entirely without stitching as well as some playful garments using digital printing technologies to create sustainability through memory of a garment.

The exhibition starts towards the end of june and is showing in the Wellcome wing of the Science Museum till Feb 2011.

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