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Bionics has long had an established place in design. Designers and engineers love to make use of the design principles found in nature, which they imitate and apply to their products. From 19 July to 4 November 2019 the 21_21 Design Sight museum will feature an exhibition entitled Insects: Models for Design dedicated to the insect world and what it means for designers. Insects have evolved over a much longer period of time than humans. In this process they have optimised their bodies, patterns and colours, and the function of their limbs and antennae, adapting both their physical characteristics and their social skills to a changing environment. The exhibition provides insight into the mysterious world of these tiny beings, enabling us to explore them as a powerful source of inspiration for design.

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