Architecture Comes Alive: Neri Oxman Profiled in Surface
Oxman defies categorization. Her work merges elements of architecture, engineering, technology, and biology to create something truly unique—design that marries the natural world with the synthetic. Her creations are remarkable: 3-D molten glass printers, chairs that respond to users’ body weight, wearables fashioned from crab biopolymers, even architecture woven by silkworms.
In Surface, we get a better look into who Oxman is and what she really does. The Israeli-born innovator is at the forefront of bio-informed design, or what she calls “material ecology”—enhancing objects with biological materials that can adapt and respond to their surroundings. “I think the machine and the organism can ultimately be integrated and form a world that doesn’t see them as opposites,” Oxman says. And after seeing her work, it’s easy to believe her.
For the full profile on Neri Oxman and her advances in bio-informed design, head over to Surface magazine.