The Dutch design studio Tjep is putting on an exhibition of DNA-inspired furniture and jewelry. For this project Tjep is working with Eric Wolthuis from DutchDNA to obtain genetic profiles which they then map using 3D imaging and turn into a furniture design that "literally capture a person's essence and stand as unique pieces of art."
That’s right, furniture shaped by DNA data...
The first piece of furniture they designed (above) is called the Darwin Table. It’s made from the DNA extracted from a saliva swab of Wolthuis’ daughter, dancer Giulia Wolthuis, and it’s abstract design corresponds with Giulia’s genome.
So if you are looking for furniture pieces that truly define you, head to Milan where Tjep will be presenting their Future Nostalgia exhibition during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile this month.