What is biomimicry? Derived from the Greek word bios meaning ‘life’ and mimisis, meaning ‘imitate’, biomimicry refers to the copying, emulating and imitating of nature in all its forms and functions.
Dedicating an exhibition to highlight the many everyday products, objects and buildings that
have used nature as a source of inspiration, Designs by Mother Nature presents an intelligent, interactive and thought-provoking display of objects, videos and photographs that demonstrates the power of biomimicry.
Divided into three categories; Form, Function and Future, the exhibition considers the varying ways that nature influences design. From imitating the
shape of a Mallard’s beak to develop an
aerodynamic high-speed train, to copying the natural echolocation ability of a bat to create a radar, the exhibition also considers what the future will bring with a selection of potential design ideas.
Curated by Barcelona-based design and architecture studio, Estudi Ramon Folch (ERF) experts in sustainability, together with ‘Materials Man’ Chris Lefteri, as a curatorial consultant, the exhibition highlights the many ways nature has facilitated effective, attractive, value-added product designs, such as the LG GG-Flex mobile phone concept, which was inspired by human skin.
Designed by the world-renowned FAT Architecture, the exhibition layout responds to the unique interior of the Roca London Gallery and also explores the concept of biomimicry. Using the mathematical Fibonnaci sequence as a basis for the framework, the formation unifies the exhibition categories with a dynamic and striking spatial experience through
which visitors move.
Roca London Gallery, Station Court, Townmead Road, London, SW6 2PY
Mon – Fri, 9-5.30pm, Saturday 11-5pm
*Open until 8pm the last Tuesday of every month