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ZoaTM Prototype Biofabricated Wall Panels

It was designed by Modern Meadow. It is dated 2019. Its medium is zoatm prototype biofabricated wall panels. It is a part of the department.

Zoa biofabricated materials are inspired by leather and will release the designer from the material constraints of traditional leather. Future Zoa™ biofabricated materials will be made at scale by engineering yeast cells to produce collagen protein, the main building block of skin. This prototype suggests new possibilities for the production, performance, and function of material alternatives.

It is credited Courtesy of Modern Meadow.

  • Case (Italy)
  • boiled, molded and wax-impregnated leather (cuir bouilli).
  • Gift of Samuel P. Avery.
  • 1898-6-4
  • Sidewall (Holland)
  • leather, stamped, painted, silvered.
  • Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt.
  • 1903-11-12

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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