Excerpt: If you’ve ever tried to decorate a room and have been frustrated because there weren’t pieces of furniture that were uniquely “you,” you might be in luck. Dutch design studio Tjep. will present its first exhibition of DNA furniture and jewelry, called “Future Nostalgia,” at Ventura Lambrate in Milan this month. That’s right — furniture shaped by DNA data.
Frank Tjepkema, founder of Tjep. studio, is making these truly one-of-a-kind creations in collaboration with DutchDNA’s Eric Wolthuis by taking genetic profiles, mapping them with 3-D imaging, and constructing pieces of furniture that literally capture a person’s essence and stand as unique pieces of art.