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Object Name: Biofoiling Sample

Collection: Bioarchive

Date: 2030

Brief Physical Description: An experimental sample using synthetic microbes to grow a pre-foiled biomaterial.

ID Number Current: 352

Location Made/Found: England, London.

Measurements/Dimensions: 15.5cm Diameter

Number of Items: 1

Subject: Biofoiling, Biomaterials, Biotextiles, Sample, Synthetic Biology, Experiment.

Materials: Synthetic Biomaterial.

Content and Subject Information: A early test and sample from StudioBIO, where they were starting to ‘biofacture’ and ‘grow-make’ new types of biotextiles from a range of engineered and synthetic microbes. Textile designer Kate West from the RCA and fashion designer Shane Davenport from CSM set up StudioBIO. Through a collaborative project funded by the LVMH Sustainability and Innovation Programme they decided to set up a new venture bringing their research and expertise together. The samples explore how textile design techniques could translate into biotextiles. This sample was developed during the designer’s time at the RCA through the Material Futures Research Centre.

Production Information: Material cultivated and grown from synthetic microbes engineered to produce cellulose material with metallic properties.

Techniques Used: Synthetic Biology, Biofacture.

Rights: © StudioBIO 2030

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