What if we could design our own organs? Glasgow based designer Fraser Ross created seven synthetic organs that squirt like squids and create cobwebs like spiders to show the infinite possibilites of bioengineering applied to design.
The pulsating organs reminds odd beings and sci-fi biotechnology of David Cronenberg movies, and are made in latex, silicon, vegetables and even condoms.
Cobweb organ is inspired by the idea of humans evolving spider genes and developing the ability spin their own silk. The organ is made by a dip moulding raspberries in silicon.
Trinity Organ shows how human circulatory system can evolve and develop using different blood types that perform different functions. The system is made by setting set polyurethane liquid plastic in condoms and then modelling them by hand.
Toxic Organ is coated in ferrofluid and is inspired by squids’ self defence organ that disperse ink to disorientate attackers.
When heated, Connection Organs manage to transmit information efficiently thanks to whiskers made in shape memory materials that uncurl until touching.
“There is lots of exciting research going on into the potential to genetically engineer artificial life with cutting edge manufacturing processes and to examine the implications of synthetic life in living products, tools or garments” say Fraser Ross to ArchiPanic.
The series included also a third sexual organ made in condom and latex casting an avocado and the Virgin organ, a detachable male hymen made with latex-casting broccoli.
Fraser Ross Atelier is a Scottish based design practice bringing objects to life through sensory experience & explorations. The collections of organs are developed through the studio continued research of natural organisms, brining objects to life through sensory experience and explorations.