B
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2016
Jewellery Design
2010
Graphic Novels
2010
Graphic Novels
C
2012
Product Design
2012
Product Design
F
2010
Graphic Novels
2006
Furniture Design
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
G
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
H
2001
Landscape Design
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2008
Lighting Design
K
2012
Product Design
2003
Graphic Design
2018
Twenty Fifth Anniversary Awards
2002
Fashion Design
2016
Jewellery Design
L
2012
Product Design
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
M
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
2010
Graphic Novels
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
N
2003
Graphic Design
P
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Furniture Design supported by the David Collins Foundation
R
2016
Jewellery Design
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
S
2016
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2015
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
v
2014
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation
V
2016
Jewellery Design
W
1996
Furniture Design
2017
Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation

Julian Melchiorri

Materials Innovation supported by The Clothworkers' Foundation - Winner 2017

Julian Melchiorri is a British-Italian artist and inventor whose work sits between art and science, involving biotechnology and light driven phenomena in an investigation into the impacts of future technologies in our everyday life and environment,

During the final year of his Double MA/ MSc in Innovation Design Engineering (Royal College of Art/ Imperial College), Melchiorri used a mix of biochemistry, micro fluidics and hand-crafting to create the first man-made biological leaf that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Silk Leaf (2014) allowed him to reimagine urban environments which could use this novel biomaterial to instigate photosynthesis which he sees as ‘the most important chemical process on earth’. The Silk Leaf project led to new opportunities notably the setting up of Melchiorri’s ‘Arborea' research practice in 2015, where he started developing his BioSolar Leaf using a completely new material and living microorganism. As he explains Melchiorri fully intends to “bring biological resources into our everyday life”.

Melchiorri spoke at the Biomimicry Symposium, V&A (2016) about his research and delivered a TEDx Cibeles talk - ‘Silk Leaf’: revolutionising our urban environment’ in Madrid (2015). A special experimental project on the Silk Leaf Membrane was also featured at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

Melchiorri was a part of London art collective Random International where he explored the connections between digital and physical reality through interactive technological experiments and massive-scale art installations using digital, sensing, robotic and hydraulic technologies. As part of the Art Wise Curators’ ‘Here For the Future’ project, Melchiorri curated and exhibited at Here Today… (2014) in the Old Sorting Office, Holborn.