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Faber Futures

Designer

Kent, Greater London
3

Focus

BIOLOGY, DESIGN, MATERIALS

Pricing

£180 — £2500

About

Natsai Audrey Chieza is a trans-disciplinary design researcher whose work crosses boundaries between technology, biology, design and cultural studies. She is founder and creative director of Faber Futures, a creative R&D studio that conceptualises, prototypes and evaluates the next generation of materials that are emerging through the convergence of biology, technology and design.

News

The Beautiful Future of Living Technology

11 Aug 2016
Vivid pinks, blues, greens and yellows form beautiful, organic abstract shapes on Natsai Chieza’s delicate silk scarves. But they’re not drawn by her, or silkscreened in a print studio. Instead, the shapes are the life and death of pigmented bacteria

STYLISH SILK SCARVES, DYED WITH BACTERIA

01 Jan 2015
A FEW WORDS I never thought I’d say: Why, yes I’d love to wear this bacteria-covered scarf. And yet, here I am coveting a piece of silk dyed with what could be considered the excretion of streptomyces, a non-pathogenic strain of bacteria...

Natural Curiosity

01 Dec 2014
Natsai Audrey Chieza refers to herself as a ‘design researcher and maker’, but the description struggles to do justice to the scope of her innovative and creative work. A graduate from the experimental Material Futures MA programme at Central Saint

Available for commissions

Yes

Portfolio

Faber Futures | Experiment no. 1: The Print Room

Disciplines Textiles, Technology, Printing
Materials Organic Material, Textiles

Faber Futures | Experiment no. 3: Fold

Disciplines Design, Printing, Technology, Textiles
Materials Organic Material, Textiles

Faber Futures | Experiment no. 5: Rise and Fall of a Micropolis

Disciplines Design, Printing, Technology, Textiles
Materials Organic Material, Textiles
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