Roca London Galley / Designs by Mother Nature

Designs by Mother Nature at Roca London Gallery presents an intelligent, interactive and thought-provoking display of objects, videos and photographs that demonstrates the power of biomimicry. 

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. 

Think Norman Foster's Gherkin which was inspired by the Venus Flower Basket Sponge.

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 everyday products, objects and buildings that have used nature as a source of inspiration. 
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.

 

The exhibition runs from 27th February - 24th May

Roca London Gallery

Station Court, Townmead Road

London, SW6 2PY
 

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