We use cookies to give you the best personal experience on our website. If you continue to use our site without changing your cookie settings, you agree we may place these cookies on your device. You can change your cookie settings at any time but if you do , you may lose some functionality on our website . More information can be found in our privacy policy.
Please provide more information.
Stylus no longer supports Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9. Please upgrade to IE 11, Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Edge. This will ensure you have the best possible experience on the site.
Brief Published: 18 Apr 2013

Milan 2013: Tjep – Future Nostalgia

Extra

Product design met human biology at this year’s Milan Design Week. Dutch designers Frank Tjepkema and Eric Wolthuis debuted Future Nostalgia – a collection of furniture pieces based on digital 3D maps of human DNA sequences. 

The designers used a computer program created by Tjepkema that translates human DNA into 2D or 3D abstract images, which then serve as a starting point for their designs. Although the duo used their own families’ DNA, they suggest future customers could commission pieces derived from their own data. 

For more on the ways in which consumers are engaging with their biology – also referred to as ‘bio-hacking’ – see Stylus’ Citizen Science report and our thread on MiniOn, a disposable DNA sequencing device.  

Tjep

PANTONE®TPX
COATED
RAL
RGB
HEX
NCS