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Biomimicry beyond product design

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These are some examples of how, loooking with hindsight, we are looking at emulating life's principles.

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Biomimicry beyond product design

  1. 1. Biomimicry beyond product design
  2. 6. <ul><li>1 Optimizes rather than maximizes </li></ul><ul><li>Uses multi-functional design </li></ul><ul><li>Fits form to function </li></ul><ul><li>2 Acts independently </li></ul><ul><li>Recycles all materials- waste equals food </li></ul><ul><li>Fosters cooperative relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Self-organizing </li></ul><ul><li>3 Manufactures it’s own needs </li></ul><ul><li>Life-friendly materials </li></ul><ul><li>Water-based chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Self-assembly </li></ul><ul><li>4 Resourceful and Opportunistic </li></ul><ul><li>Shape rather than material </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, common building blocks </li></ul><ul><li>5 Uses cyclical processes (vs. linear) </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback loops </li></ul><ul><li>6 Durable-Tough </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse- Natural law to lessen risk </li></ul><ul><li>Decentralized and distributed </li></ul><ul><li>Surplus- if one system fails, there’s a </li></ul><ul><li>back up </li></ul>
  3. 7. 7 fronts of Sustainability
  4. 8. Simple, common building blocks
  5. 10. Surplus. if one system fails, there’s a back up
  6. 12. Core business idea: modularity
  7. 13. Feedback loops
  8. 18. Recycles all materials- waste equals food
  9. 19. 100% recycled yarn
  10. 20. One organism’s waste is food for another. Do you eat your own waste…?
  11. 21. Distributed & decentralised
  12. 23. Fits form to function
  13. 24. <ul><li>Reduce the amount of yarn used </li></ul><ul><li>Use more recycled yarn in the composition </li></ul><ul><li>Invent a new yarn </li></ul>What can we do to reduce the impact of yarn?
  14. 25. Less is more. 50% less yarn.
  15. 26. Fosters cooperative relations
  16. 27. Window waste with die cutting Window waste with ultrasonic cutting
  17. 28. Our current market Our new market Other firm´s market Prof Henry Chesbrough ,2004 Open Innovation Funnel External technology insourcing Internal technology base External technology base Internal/external venture handling Licence, spin out, divest
  18. 29. Self-organising
  19. 30. Permission to explore ‘ Maleable’ roles
  20. 31. <ul><li>Ramon Arratia </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability Director </li></ul><ul><li>InterfaceFLOR EMEAI </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile +44 77366 58399 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.interfaceflor.eu </li></ul><ul><li>BLOG http://www.interfaceflorcutthefluff.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/RamonArratia </li></ul><ul><li>Download presentations @ www. scribd.com/RamonArratia </li></ul>Thanks for your patience!
  21. 32. Keep In touch @InterfaceFLOReu <ul><ul><li>youtube.com/interfacefloreurope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/interfacefloreu/ </li></ul></ul>

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