Susana Soares, Design Interactions Department, Royal College of Art. Fertility Object from the BEE'S project (Prototype). 2007

Susana Soares, Design Interactions Department, Royal College of Art Fertility Object from the BEE'S project (Prototype) 2007

  • MoMA, Floor 1, 1 South

In this series of diagnostic tools, trained bees perform health checkups, detect diseases, and monitor fertility cycles. “Bees have a phenomenal odor perception,” Soares has explained. Fertility Object has three chambers: the largest corresponds to ovulation, the second to the pre-ovulation period, and the third to post-ovulation.

Gallery label from Applied Design, March 2, 2013–January 31, 2014.
Manufacturer
Prototype by Vilabo
Medium
Borosilicate glass
Dimensions
10 1/4 x 6" (26 x 15.2 cm)
Credit
Gift of The Aaron and Betty Lee Stern Foundation
Object number
458.2008
Copyright
© 2020 Susana Soares
Department
Architecture and Design

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