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CORE RECORD

Object Name: The Living Collection Underwear

Collection: Bioarchive

Date: 2050

Brief Physical Description: A set of underwear, bra and knickers designed to offer anti-bacterial properties through impregnated mycelium that eats sweat and body odour. Designed and manufactured by StudioBIO.

ID Number Current: 895

Location Made/Found: England, London.

Measurements/Dimensions: 20cm x 25cm

Number of Items: 2

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

Materials: Biosilk impregnated with Synthetic Mycelium. Biodegradable shrink-wrap packaging.

Content and Subject Information: A set of underwear, bra and knickers designed to offer anti-bacterial properties through impregnated mycelium that eats sweat and body odour. Designed and manufactured by StudioBIO. During their time at the RCA and CSM the 2 designers collaborated on a project to develop a material for use in production of a relevant piece of apparel, a staple cotton garment that has a short life. The underwear is vacuum packed with a bioplastic in order to keep the microbes in stasis within the product.

Production Information: Material produced by synthetic microbes cultivated impregnated with synthetic mycelium. Pattern pieces stitched together.

Techniques Used: Synthetic Biology, Biofacture, Bioconstruction.

Rights: © StudioBIO 2050

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