Design by Nature

Exhibition on new aesthetics of a biobased & circular world

In this collaboration with the Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle, Biobased Creations is curating an exhibition about the new aesthetics of the biobased and circular world. In this exhibition we’ll present The Exploded View Materials and Methods alongside the most exciting applied design objects from top designers around the world: Shoes from bacteria, a lamp from fungi, a vase made by bees, even an old school LP from cow blood and tableware made from food residues are some examples.

Discover the new stories, designs and aesthetics of a circular world. Design by Nature introduces a wider audience to what biobased actually is or what artists create with biobased materials; it is also essential that we involve and inspire the construction- and agricultural sectors in the search for a more circular world.

A number of the objects from the exhibition have been purchased by Museum de Fundatie and were on display in The Exploded View Beyond Building at Floriade expo 2022.

More information on the biobased materials used in this project can be found in

Watch a short tour through the exhibition:

Design by Nature is a collaboration between Museum De Fundatie en Biobased Creations and is part of the Future Factory program. 

From Biobased Creations,  the curatorship is in hands of Pascal Leboucq, concept development and storytelling is provided by Lucas De Man en Jasper van den Berg, projectmanagement ad technical production by Emiel Rietvelt, illustrations are made by Anne Caesar van Wieren and the exhibition booklet is designed by Martien ter Veen.

Design by Nature was gratefully established with the support of Provincie Overijssel, Gemeente Zwolle, Ministry of education, BankGiro Loterij, Kickstart Cultuurfonds, Rabobank, Unica, Wijzonol, Wilco Art Books.

The Exploded View Materials & Methods is a design by Pascal Leboucq and concept by Pascal Leboucq and Lucas De Man of Biobased Creations. De installation was gratefully established by BPD, Buro Kade, Dutch Design Foundation, Jansen by ODS, Provincie Noord Brabant, Moodumo
Aquaminerals, Blue City, CLICKNL, Design United, Greenport West-Holland, De Wit ≠ Weismann, Eco+Bouw, ECOplex, Energie- en Grondstoffenfabriek, Forbo Flooring, Lectoraat BioBased Bouwen CoEBBE (Avans Hogeschool & HZ University of Applied Science), LENTE woningcorporaties, Martens Keramiek, Primum, Stichting Agrodome, Ten Cate Outdoorfabrics.

With work of:
Aniela Hoitink (MycoTEX), AR-CH-IT, AtelierLVDW, Basse Stittgen, Blast Studio, Clemence Grouin-Rigaux, Diana Scherer, Emma van der Leest, Fabrikaat, Fabrikoos, Full Grown, Hannah Segerkrantz, House of Dus, Jan Klingler, Kaffeeform, Marlène Huissoud, Martijn Straatman, Materia Madura, Nienke Hoogvliet, Rosie Broadhead, Sebastian Cox, Sinae Kim, Studio Bas Froon, Studio Klarenbeek & Dros, Studio Sarmite, Tamara Orjola, Terroir Jonas Edvard, Tomas Libertiny, Valdís Steinarsdottír

Dit is Overijssel
Joris van Tubergen, in collaboration with House of DUS, Thijs Rodenburg (Biopolymers) en Ruud Rouleaux (Colorfabb)
EcoBouwSalland, HuisVeendam, Bioblocks, Jory Swart, Blast Studio

The Exploded View Materials & Methods  
Aquaminerals, Basilisk/TU Delft, Basse Stittgen, BC Architects, Bioblocks, BlueBlocks, Blue City / Sea-Wood Materials, Carolyn Raff Studio, Diana Penciu / SCOBY ‘Leather’, Ecoboards, ECOplex, Eco+Bouw, ECOR, Energie- en Grondstoffenfabriek, EverUse, Fiberplast Nowood Resysta, Forbo, FruitLeather Rotterdam, Hempflax Building Solutions GmbH, Huis Veendam, Isohemp, J. Swart Design, Jansen by ODS, Kathryn Larsen, Kvadrat Really Solid Textile Board, Laura Luchtman, Martens keramiek b.v., Metisse, Mogu Srl / Acoustic tile, Nils Ahrenberg, Sebastian Guzman Olmos New Lignum, NPSB B.V + Coebbe, NPSP B.V., OMLAB Aquaminerals en EFGF / #printbaarbiobased, Puurkurk, Rik Makes, Samira boon, Samira Boon + NPSP + Dofactory en Wolck, Studio Klarenbeek & Dros, Ten Cate outdoor Fabrics / Blue Loop, The New Makers, Waterweg, Xyhlo Biofinish