A recent article in Buildings Magazine examines the application of Biomimicry to sustainable products and building interiors. The Biomimicry Institute—a non-profit cofounded by Janine Benyus and Bryony Schwan—defines biomimicry as: “a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges—and find hope.” The Institute offers a variety of resources and initiatives to support professionals and startups that are trying to utilize the same methods that living systems in nature do. This can help them innovate in sectors that range from construction to agriculture, fashion, energy, chemistry, transportation materials and more.

This begs the question of will biomimicry be applied to lighting. LightNOW has published four articles about bioluminescence (1, 2, 3, 4), which is one example of biomimicry applied to lighting.

What other ways will biomimicry be applied to lighting? New materials? New aesthetic designs, like the irregular carpet pattern, below? Read the full Buildings Magazine article here.