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CORE RECORD

Object Name: Biochiffon Sample

Collection: Bioarchive

Date: 2030

Brief Physical Description: An experimental sample using synthetic microbes to try and grow chiffon like biomaterial.

ID Number Current: 312

Location Made/Found: England, London.

Measurements/Dimensions: 25.5cm Diameter

Number of Items: 1

Subject: Biochiffon, 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 after they graduated and during the early years of StudioBIO.

Production Information: Material cultivated and grown from synthetic microbes engineered to produce a protein based material that has sheer properties similar to chiffon.

Techniques Used: Synthetic Biology, Biofacture.

Rights: © StudioBIO 2030

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