University of California | Davis
1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
The UC Davis submission is an immersive installation titled, BLOOM. Our Design Department emphasizes social responsibility, human-centered practice and sustainability. We are uniquely poised with a biodesign program which gives us the opportunity to work with innovative and sustainable materials. Given the opportunity to build an exhibit for an international audience, we have dedicated BLOOM to tackling the negative environmental impact of consumerism by providing a comfortable, desirable and modern lounge space, with everything except the electronics composed completely of biodegradable materials. We aim for the audience to connect with the environment through materials like mycelium, a unique biomaterial grown from root-like strings that extend from underneath mushrooms. BLOOM will prove that products aren’t limited by their life spans.