Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Made By Bees - "Slow Prototyping"

Part of Droog’s Smart Deco 2 show, Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny of Studio Libertiny created this Beehive Vase.

Libertiny made a vase-shaped hive that the bees then colonised, building a hexagon comb around it. The wax sheets used to make the hive were embossed with a honeycomb pattern to help the bees on their way.
Libertiny calls the process “slow prototyping” - it took 40,000 bees a week to make the vase. http://www.dezeen.com/2007/04/19/studio-libertiny-at-droog/

Very nice.