Artists have always been drawn to, and inspired by, the natural World. In recent years creative minds have started looking to nature to find beautifully functional design solutions. They have even created a design philosophy, Biomimicry, based on the concept that nature knows best.
Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to Human challenges by emulating nature’s time tested patterns and strategies. Biomimicry is the process of taking the innovations that exist in nature and applying them to technology.
The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. After billions of years of research and development, failures are fossils, and what surrounds us is the secret to survival.
Some of the tools, vehicles, and products that you see on a daily basis, or use, have been inspired by animals and nature, innovations that have changed the World for the better and have made your life a little bit easier.
Nature is almost never net zero – the output from that system is usually beneficial to everything around it.