What is Biomimicry?
Biomimicry is a nature-based approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.
Biomimicry Design and Development
Humans are clever, but without intending to, we have created massive problems for future generations. We created complicated solutions that don’t integrate together, are not renewable, and are often harmful in the long term. Fortunately, solutions to the global challenges of our time are all around us. You find them by observing nature, of which we ourselves are part.
The plant world is my passion. Plants show me new ways to do business inspired by nature’s 3.8 billion years of ingenuity in problem solving. Have you ever noticed how nature is made up of collaborations between organisms with seemingly different goals? And yet, each one gets what it needs to not only survive, but thrive! I study these successful partnerships, then replicate those strategies in my own work.
Biomimicry looks to nature and asks, “How would you solve this problem?”
Humanity searches desperately for ways to create products, places, processes, and policies—new ways of building and living—that are well-adapted to Life on Earth over the long haul. If we look to organisms in nature that carry out the functions we seek, we can emulate their time-tested experience, therefore designing for Life from the beginning.
Let’s face it, nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, microbes, etc. are the consummate engineers. And after billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.
Tigrilla is an active member of Biomimicry Italia and the European Biomimicry Alliance. She consults on projects for social innovation and product design.
Have you thought about bringing nature into your solution process? Are you looking for circular innovations inspired by nature?