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Object Name: Biobrooch

Collection: Bioarchive

Date: 2050

Brief Physical Description: An early stage experiment of a gold biobrooch, made from synthetic microbes that have been trained to create gold on a nanoscale.

ID Number Current: 832

Location Made/Found: England, London.

Measurements/Dimensions: 6cm x 4.5cm

Number of Items: 1

Subject: Biojewellery, Nanotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Synthetic Gold, Biofacture.

Materials: Synthetic Gold.

Content and Subject Information: An 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: Grown using microbes that produce a form of rare synthetic metal.

Techniques Used: Synthetic Biology, Biofacture.

Rights: © StudioBIO 2030

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