Designers Find Inspiration in RISD's Nature Lab

Designers Find Inspiration in RISD's Nature Lab

Cambria Bold
Mar 25, 2009

Nature is a great source of inspiration, as interaction designer Philip Worthington and product designers Todd Bracher and Anna Rabinowicz discovered when they spent a day at the Nature Lab on the campus of the Rhode Island School of Design. The 72-year-old research center contains more than 80,000 plant and animal specimens — "everything from baby pigs floating in formaldehyde to medical X-rays donated by alumni." The designers were challenged to create a work based on the specific habitat assigned to them: air for Worthington, sea for Rabinowicz, and land for Bracher. See their creations below the jump...

Air: Philip Worthington

Sea: Anna Rabinowicz

Land: Todd Bracher

Read more about their creations and see more images at I.D.'s website.

All images by Jeff Barnett-Winsby. See more of his work here.

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