Grown Objects

Industrial designer Silvio Tinello investigates biofabrication processes and his research has led him to create two collections of design objects that are entirely grown and harvested using biological processes. His collection ‘Grown Objects’ (2013 -2017) consisted of functional objects such as lamps, bowls, a penny bank, and an experimental shoe.  In his latest project called ECO Warrior, Tinello has crafted bow ties, hats, handbags and jewellery from bacterial cellulose cultivated in Yerba Mate, an Argentine national drink. 

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