work in progress: By using traditional craft techniques, together with textile resist principles, natural colouring and digital technologies, I am working on the development of new kinds of mycelium skins and surfaces for the luxury market. Collection to be unveiled in 2016.
| project type | a design research initiative co-led by Guillaume Foissac (ENSCI France) and Carole Collet (CSM) | project synopsis | ‘Botanical Fabrication’ is a research initiative which aims at investigating how an understanding of botany and horticultural techniques can challenge the design process and lead to alternative sustainable manufacturing and ‘eco-facturing’ tools. In a context where we urgently need to devise new principles to live, manufacture and consume within the ecological capacity of our finite planet, the paper […]
| project type | Curation Website: www.thisisalive.com | project synopsis | Alive, New Design Frontiers / En vie, aux frontieres du design, Espace EDF Foundation, Paris, April-September 2013. The first international design exhibition dedicated to explore how the interface of biology and design could be leading the path to new sustainable paradigms. Curator: Carole Collet, Professor in Design For Sustainable Futures, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London Objective: To reveal and question a new design landscape, where fragments […]
| project type | Design research | project synopsis | Biolace is a speculative design project which explores the potential of synthetic biology for future fabrication. In a future located in 2050, when natural resources have become scarce, and global population has reached 9 Billion, food grows in urban hydroponic greenhouses that host new species of plants genetically engineered to ‘manufacture’ multi-products to save energy, space and time. Biolace aims at questionning the validity and ethics of an emerging synthetic […]