The solutions provided through natural evolution of living creatures serve as an ingenious source of inspiration for many technological and applicative fields. Along these lines, bone-inspired concepts lead to fascinating advances in product design, architecture and garments, thanks to the bone’s exceptional combination of strength, toughness and lightness. Structural applications are inspired by the bone’s ability to resist fracture under a large spectrum of forces, while the high surface area and pore connectivity of bone architecture present exciting opportunities from an aesthetic point of view. Behind these inspirations, a disruptive common belief emerges: “down to the bone”, a journey in search of equality, universality and substantiality. Herein, we explore the current state of the art in bone-inspired applications in these fields, considering the two major categories of structural and aesthetic inspirations and discussing further technological developments.

Down to the Bone: A Novel Bio-Inspired Design Concept

Buccino, Federica;Aiazzi, Irene;Sbarra, Maria Chiara;Ziarelli, Giovanni;Vergani, Laura Maria;Bagherifard, Sara
2021

Abstract

The solutions provided through natural evolution of living creatures serve as an ingenious source of inspiration for many technological and applicative fields. Along these lines, bone-inspired concepts lead to fascinating advances in product design, architecture and garments, thanks to the bone’s exceptional combination of strength, toughness and lightness. Structural applications are inspired by the bone’s ability to resist fracture under a large spectrum of forces, while the high surface area and pore connectivity of bone architecture present exciting opportunities from an aesthetic point of view. Behind these inspirations, a disruptive common belief emerges: “down to the bone”, a journey in search of equality, universality and substantiality. Herein, we explore the current state of the art in bone-inspired applications in these fields, considering the two major categories of structural and aesthetic inspirations and discussing further technological developments.
bone-inspired, bone-mimicking, structural, aesthetic, garments, product design, architecture
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