«FabFruits» are pieces of jewellery which are carrying living seeds in their hearts. They are made by a computer-controlled 3d-printer from a synthetic material based on natural corn starch. Using this production method it is actually possible to integrate living seeds into the process, an idea that is impossible to implement with conventional injection-moulding or other rapid-prototyping methods. As the material is biodegradable, the pieces together with the encapsulated seeds can – when the time has come – be planted into the soil and hence be given back to nature.
«FabFruits» are a hybrid of technology and nature. Carrying life inside of them makes them something very unique and radical. Therewith they might rather be a statement than a piece of jewellery: A statement that stands for a wise and appropriate fusion of technology, design and nature.
«FabFruits» are a limited edition and emerged from an invitational project of DesignGut, design fair for sustainable products, Winterthur, Switzerland.