We featured a high-tech swimsuit earlier that is boosting the performance to today's swimming athletes. This suit ("Germination Day Eight") by LucyandBart won't make you swim faster at all - their way of enhancing the human body is more about low-tech.
LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. Lucie and Bart share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. With their project Evolution they are searching for low-tech prosthetic alternatives for human enhancement.
P.s. We spotted their work in the latest GUDBERG magazine which reports about the upcoming Design Hotels Future Forum (October 15-17, Berlin) which will be exploring the relationship between the human being and design.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.