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NANO SUPERMARKET

STYLING & PHOTOGRAPHY

The NANO Supermarket presents speculative products that may hit the shelves

in the next ten years. Innovative and beautiful, uncanny and disturbing,

but always specifically designed to provoke discussion, the products provide us with thought-provoking scenarios that help us decide what future we actually want.

You can find NANO Supermarket products is periodically exposed in temporary exhibitions. Other products are displayed in the NANO Bus, a travelling exhibition that goes on tour 

You can also check them on the website to have an overview or get the NANO Book, where they

 

The selection of images below showcases my work as photographer, model maker and image editor.

EXPOSITIONS & 

THE BOOK

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LAB PEARLS

HONEST FROM THE LAB

The delicate structure of Lab Pearls, reminiscent of fish roe tapioca balls, are filled with lab-grown animal fat. Drop a few into your salad for a burst of flavor, or scatter some across a freshly toasted baguette with a sprinkle of gray sea salt. Lab pearls are also suitable for traditional foods, they are versatile and they mean no harm to the environment. Time to pile on the pearls.

// Model making, photography: Francesca Barchiesi

NANSENSE

CONTROL YOUR SLEEP CYCLES

For years, people have relied on harsh drugs and irritating alarms to control when they sleep and when they wake. Now, the Nansense wristwatch offers an all-natural way to determine your daily rhythms. Using painless nanoscale needles, Nansense monitors and regulates your levels of cortisol and melatonin, the hormones that govern circadian cycles. Have a deadline to meet? Spin the dial for a gentle way to stay awake. Drowsy from jet lag? Nansense will put you on local time in no time.

// Concept design: Joshua Brevoort, Lisa Chun, Eric Baldwin, Ian Campbell
// Visual: Francesca Barchiesi

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NANO WINE

THE ENTIRE WINE STORY IN A BOTTLE.

Our programmable house brand of Nano Wine suits every dish and all occasions. The wine contains millions of nano-capsules, which, depending on your mood and taste preferences, can be activated by microwaves. Inactivated nano-capsules move unnoticed through the body, while the opened capsules alter the taste, smell and colour of the wine. Release the vanilla capsules when you are in an Australian mood. Fancy a Syrah? Simply open the wood and pepper capsules. Truffle puts you in an Italian atmosphere. For a smooth Merlot you simply enjoy it as it is.

// Designers: Koert van Mensvoort, Hendrik-Jan Grievink, Ruben Daas
// Photography: Francesca Barchiesi

PHARMASUSHI

WITH GENETICALLY MODIFIED FISH EGGS

Vitamins, blood thinners, calcium pills. More and more people are taking a substantial amount of medication on a daily basis. The pharmaceutical sushi set brings your personal medication together inside one very tasty dish.

// Image design: Francesca Barchiesi

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LIQUID GLASS

ULTRA THIN PROTECTION

Always wanted to keep your fruit fresh? Liquid Glass is a nanocoating which will cover the fruit just enough to prevent from bacterias to grow on. The liquid glass layer does not have to be removed in order to eat the food because of its miniscule size and effect on the human body.


// Photography, styling: Francesca Barchiesi

CATAD OR

THE ALLERGY

SENSITIVE CUTLERY

No gluten, no peanuts, no soy, no milk, no eggs. An increasing number of people suffer from various food allergies, which force them to constantly scan food packages for allergen information that is often unclear, lacking or even false. But now there is Catad Or, the alergy sensitive cutlery. When your fork, knife or spoon touches a food containing an allergen it reacts like the human skin. The cutlery incorporates gold nanoparticles able to detect the proteins in the food that cause the allergic reaction. So instead of you getting an allergic reaction, your cutlery will get it for you!

// Designer: Dorothé Smit
// Image design: Francesca Barchiesi

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HONEST EGG

EVERY EGG TELLS A STORY

Do away with dishonest health claims for eggs and uncertain promises of organic, free-range hens. With eggshells that change color according to hormones, medicines, and nutrients, Honest Egg tells you the truth about your food. The color of each egg provides information on animal welfare, as well as how healthy the egg is for you. Was your chicken happy? Is the egg rich in vitamins and wholesome fats? For ethical eaters, Honest Egg takes the guesswork out of shopping.

// Model making, photography: Francesca Barchiesi

HEALING GAME

A PLAYFUL MEDICINE

Although smart medicines are able to execute various tasks in your body, they often still require human guidance. The Healing Game allows patients to steer their medication by playing a videogame. The game starts with the intake of an intelligent pill full of nano capsules and a substance that makes cancercells glow.
Control the capsule and go on a seek and destroy mission inside your own body. You can even invite your friends and family to help. While gaming is often considered unhealthy, the Healing Game keeps you healthy!

 

// Designer: Martijn van den Broeck
// Visual: Francesca Barchiesi

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BIOELECTRIC BONSAI

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FROM PLANTS

Plants are solar panels. Evolution has provided plants with a sophisticated mechanism to convert sunlight into energy. The bio-electric plant is designed to transform the energy of the plant into the appropriate voltage to charge a phone or mp3 player. 100% sustainable. But please note: If you recharge your gadget too frequently this will result in damage to your plant. This makes the bio-electric plant not only a renewable energy source but also an intelligent display that makes you aware of your energy consumption.

// Photography: Francesca Barchiesi

COATING COLA

BLOCKS ALL FAT INTAKE FOR 24 HOUR

Coating Cola moves beyond any existing light product. Coating Cola is not only calorie free; thanks to the fat blocking nano coating the beverage leaves on you intestine, all abundant fats from other consumptions will be blocked. The unique medical formule employs three different molecules (piperine, quercetin and curcumin) to regulate the absortion of surplus fats (lipoproteins). Bye bye obesiy! Start your day with a Coating Cola and eat as much as you like for the remaining 24 hours.

Coating Cola is a fictional product vision by Next Nature Lab.

 

// Concept: Frints, Goverde, Meussen, Van der Putten, van der Wijden, Next Nature Lab

// Package Design: Francesca Barchiesi

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CREDITS

Meat the Future Project: Next Nature Network

 

Interactive and web development: Aart Jan van der Linden, Gijs Kattenberg

Copyrighting: Hedda ten Holder

Styling: Francesca Barchiesi

Photography: Nichon Glerum

Illustration: Silvia Celiberti

Styling assistant Louise Huyghebaert

 

Bistro In Vitro is a collaboration between Submarine Channel and Next Nature Network.

Director: Koert van Mensvoort

Producers: Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting

Interactive producer: Corine Meijers

Art direction: Hendrik-Jan Grievink

Animation director: Floris Kaayk

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