Since moving from France to London in 2017, emerging product designer Aude Saint Joanis has undergone a transformative journey fuelled by the city's vibrant design scene. With a bachelor’s degree in product design under her belt, Aude has showcased her creative abilities at the prestigious London Design Festival in both the 2020 and 2021 editions; the later in collaboration with Sebastian Cox and AHEC (American hardwood export council).
During these experiences, Aude discovered her passion for bio-design. She enjoys exploring innovative possibilities by experimenting with various materials such as algae, ceramic, wood, cork, and microorganisms. The young professional is fascinated by the potential of symbiotic design solutions that harmonize humanity with nature. She takes a multidimensional approach by engaging in speculative work, collaborating with the scientific community, and applying her skills practically.
Central to the designer’s vision is the firm commitment to ecologically responsible practices, aiming to redefine the relationship between humankind and the environment. By fostering a profound reconnection with nature, her designs seek to optimize human comfort while advocating the preservation and restoration of the natural world.
Aude Saint Joanis developed her expertise in utilizing scientific knowledge to create innovative design solutions during her studies at the Royal College of Art. Her team project Tidal Tape gained recognition as a finalist in the Grand Challenge for its sustainable design that addresses coastal erosion and uplifts local communities.
Aude aims to improve human collective health through her designs enhancing microbial diversity by bridging the gap between science and design. She envisions creating impactful solutions on a large scale and believes that the key to unlocking their potential lies in strengthening the relationship between these two fields.