Designer and futurist, Amy Congdon explores how biotechnology will help designers grow new materials and products in the future.
In the design project Biological Atelier, Amy explores what these products might look like:
Creating intricate samples, trims and jewellery, the outcome of the project was a series of pieces from a collection produced by the atelier that explore potential new luxury and bespoke biological textiles. Through crafting the materials, and the tools of the future atelier new production set ups and specialists are suggested, as well as creating new aesthetics for a biological future; ones that do not solely rely on the aesthetic language of biotech as it stands today. With one of the most controversial sets of materials becoming available for manipulation i.e. our body, and those of other species, it could be argued that future fashion is grown from the ultimate commodity.