Cancer Research UK's Installation Raises Money for Francis Crick Institute

By: Meghan Young - Jul 8, 2015
References: someoneinlondon & creativebloq
There is a trail of DNA Spiral sculptures in the city of London and it will intrigue people endlessly. Firstly, the DNA Spirals are quite large and secondly they are each uniquely designed. Although each sculpture is made by the SomeOne design studio, they are brought to life by 21 artists including Ai WeiWei, Thierry Noir, Zaha Hadid, Orla Kiely, Jane Morgan and twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken.

Organized by Cancer Research UK, the DNA Spiral sculptures were created to raise money for the Francis Crick Institute, a world-leading centre of biomedical research and innovation due to open in 2016. As for mimicking the complex structure of DNA, designer Max Longstaff explains, "We translated these incredible natural designs into a series of rapid prototype 3D prints – ranging from the more literal to the lateral."