HOW FUSING BEAUTY AND FUNCTION CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

11 — 13 MAY 2022

Academy Rooms
48 Brook ST, London, W1K 5DR, VIEW MAP

This Craft Week, we curated an exhibition in the heart of London to showcase our collaboration with students from the Material Futures MA at Central Saint Martins.

By rethinking materiality, these bio-pioneers are solving today’s challenges to anticipate tomorrow’s needs. Together with leading brands, we presented their discoveries as world-changing future visions.

Meet the
bio-pioneers

With this exhibition, we aimed to show how innovation in the biosphere can affect design for change and lead the way into a sustainable future.

Lulu Harrison

pioneering geo-specific glass in collaboration with:

Lulu grew up by the river. She credits the waters of her childhood as sparking her interest in sustainability. This interest evolved to focus on a more sustainable method of glass- making. As a bio-pioneer at CSM, she has collaborated with Thames Water to create a sustainable glass unique to London using quagga mussels: Thames Glass. For LCW, we have connected her with the architecture studio Bureau de Change to demonstrate how this glass could become a physical part of everyday infrastructure too.

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Tetsuo Lin

REVIVING LOST SCENT in collaboration with:

Student Tetsuo Lin has joined forces with skincare and fragrance brand Haeckels to synthetically produce a range of scents from DNA. By engineering scents in this way, the unnecessary waste and damaging of ecosystems through usage of natural materials in the beauty industry can be addressed. Here will also work with Haeckels to develop a perfume range from these lab-grown scents.

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Jesse Adler

USING FUNGI TO CREATE VIVID COLOUR PIGMENT in collaboration with:

Image: Jamie Rosenscrans

As far as sustainability in fashion goes, colour remains one of the most under-innovated areas. With a few exceptions, most of our colourants today are synthetic and mass-produced from fossil fuel. While searching for an eco-friendly alternative, Jesse found that fungi produce colour naturally, colour that can be cultivated and harvested. In collaboration with Rejina Pyo, we showcase how natural colours might look on the runway.

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HOW FUSING BEAUTY AND FUNCTION CAN CHANGE THE WORLD

11 — 13 MAY 2022
ACADEMY ROOMS
48 BROOK ST
LONDON MAP

FREE ENTRY
PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED

In Collaboration With: