Emma Money (Regenerative Design, 2024)Building facade

Emma Money

Shortlisted in 2024 for Regenerative Design

Emma Money is an interdisciplinary designer, research artist, CEO and co-founder of Cyanoskin: a novel photosynthetic paint company helping to combat the climate crisis. Her practice is centred around designing practical living products with large-scale positive impact, that invites consumers into an unconventional experience with nature.

She prides herself on her collaborative approach previously working with the British Council, MODA FAD, Design Manchester, Imperial College, Carbon 13, Climate Entrepreneurs Club and the British Embassy. Her role as a co-director of the RCA’s sustainability society (Sustainlab) has included artist workshops in Kensington, White City and Soho, talks and exhibitions to empower the local community to grow and use their own carbon-reducing resources. Her focus is currently on the development of Cyanoskin, a living paint for the exterior of buildings to mitigate the impacts of global warming.

Her works have been exhibited around the world at Futurelab (Shanghai), the MU Hybrid Arthouse (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), London Design Festival, a Pop-up shop (Madrid), Selfridges, Harvey Nichols (Manchester), the Mall Gallery (London) and at Barcelona Design Week.