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Bee’s project

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• Date: 2007

• Designer : Susana Soares

• Place of manufacture: Crisform and Vilabo (Portugal)

• Manufacturing technique: clear glass, hand blown, borosilicate glass shaped with a blowtorch

• Dimensions: L : 26 ; Ø : 15

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• Credit: © Susana Soares


Susana Soares, a designer born in Lisbon, explores the links between design, nature, science and technology. Her project Bee’s (2007–2009) is a system of diagnosis using a glass vessel and bees as ‘bio-detectors’. Hymenoptera can detect in human breath the markers of various diseases – tuberculosis, lung and skin cancers, diabetes – as they travel through the diagnosis chamber. This procedure requires the bees to be trained beforehand.