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Diatoms. 2012

Diatoms. 2012

The project Diatoms De-Science - intersection between design and biology, proposes itself as an international research opportunity to transfer principles and models related to the specific photonic, mechanical, morphological and structural characteristics of diatoms in the specific production sectors of lighting, design of electronic and digital devices, furniture design and jewelry design. Scientific coordination: Carla Langella. 


The Diatoms collection of scarves focuses its research on the two main aspects of diatoms: the aesthetics of diatoms as a pure design element; their biological ability to grow, to modulate, to develop in the water. The graphic patterns realized are inspired by diatoms images visualized scientifically by sem microscope. The intent is a new production of silk scarves that recreate on skin, thanks to their transparencies, overpowering of unpublished and marine textures. 

materials | techniques: pure silk creponette, silk chiffon, digital print, hand sewing.