Products can fertilise each other

16th November 2010

During Dutch Design week there was a certain undercurrent trend for the darker side of design spurred on by recent scientific developments and the unknown side of DNA and genetic modification.

One designer who embraced this thinking was Amber Molly a graduate from Design Academy Eindhoven who showed two projects considering and a new evolution based on cell division and future mutation.

My favourite of her two projects was 'Products can fertilise themselves'.

Based on cell division she has created 'parent' objects made from existing vessels from the the industrial world and the traditional world to include an old eathernware jug and a plastic bottle.

Systematically taking moulds from them she has then created sequences of mutated objects in series' of 2,4,6,8 and 16 pieces. Calling this 'family' the 'Mitose' series she has given each new form a DNA code referencing all the sequences it has encompassed to give it it's new shape and form.

Each made from earthenware - they are beautiful and intriguing.

About


I use this blog as a notebook of inspirations – I post things I see and like and thoughts of mine. I don't revolve around a singular topic and neither does this blog. Everything and anything is relevant


Recent


101.86°- color of the day

Curiosity Cloud

Flower Power

Plants out of place

Digital Nature



Archive


2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009



Tags


Algae

architecture

augmented reality

bacteria

bio couture

Central St Martins

Chelsea College of Art and Design

colour

concrete

Craft

Design

Dutch Design Week

Fashion

Food

Furniture

innovation

jewellery

London Design Festival

London Design Week

material

Material of the Month

materials

materiologists

Milan

packaging

Philips Design

rapid prototyping

Royal College of Art

SS15

sustainability

synthetic biology

technology

Textile Futures

textiles

wearables



places I go for inspiration


Next Nature
Designindaba
Blueprint
WIDN
Dailytonic
designboom
Textile Futures Research Group
Triangulation
materials library
TodayandTomorrow
highlowtech
thecoolhunter
Kithkin
plasticfutures
normaflora
architonic
pepeheykoop
is this textiles?
Form materials
Talk2myshirt
Forrest Jessee
Electric Foxy
Eyebeam
DutchInvertuals
oobject
Despoke
PSFK
Thisispaper
Notcot
Core77
Riflemaker
Seed
Michael Burton
edhv
Mocoloco
Sightunseen
Planet Mag