Contributor Profile

Lauren Bowker

Job TitleMaterial Alchemist

Company NameT H E U N S E E N


Lauren is Science editor at Large for DAZED digital, visiting lecturer at the RCA and Winner of the WGSN innovation futures award. HClub100 list 2015 and 2017, The British Fashion Council and Innovate UK winner of digital innovation in fashion, Fast Companies most wanted creative in business and one of Creative Reviews top 50 creative’s in industry. 

Nominated for the fashion is GREAT global campaign award by the British Government and the British Fashion Council Lauren was invited to visit the PMs Enterprise Advisor at Ten Downing Street and was selected by the Royal institution of Great Britain in the best of British design. 

For world environment day June 2017 Lauren was invited to the UN Embassy in Washington DC to present at the global climate change summit. STEM ambassador, Lauren also sits on the Board for the European Council for the Internet of Things.

T H E U N S E E N has exhibited worldwide, from the Royal Academy of Arts to The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, The British Science Museum, The V&A, The Barbican, Somerset House, The Cooper Hewitt (New York), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The Museum of Fine arts (Silicon Valley), the Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Centre (Paris), SXSW (Texas) and CES (Las Vegas), Paris Couture week and London fashion week.

After opening T H E U N S E E N E M P O R I U M in Somerset House’s New Wing 2015, our Luxury collections are now stocked worldwide from Selfridges (London) to the Wolfsonian museum (Miami). 

Having graduated from the Manchester School of Art with the award winning pollution-sensing compound PdCl2, Lauren went on to study printed textiles at the Royal College of Art London, her graduate collection was shot by Tim Walker and modeled by Kate Moss. Over ten years Lauren has created several additional colour-change compounds responsive to various invisible elements while consulting in material innovation and user experience for automotive, aeronautics, technology, healthcare, retail, textiles and couture.



We change the way the world uses colour - giving data a voice to improve lives.

The Unseen believe in curiosity and visualising the world in unique and thoughtful ways.  We communicate unseen data around us into simple, intuitive and impactful messages, fueled by our colour change technology to tell stories using colour.

We imagine, develop and launch beautifully designed products, infused with colour technology rooted in material science and data – resulting in bespoke inks, compounds and coatings applied to any material, tailored to you in your world. Designed to respond with extraordinary effects, tailored to your data.

Founded by Alchemist Lauren Bowker, T H E U N S E E N is an innovation, product development and technology licensing company comprising of talent across design, science and technology.

“We believe Magic is just science we don’t understand yet”

Conference Sessions

  • Keynote – Exciting innovations in personalised haircare

    Thursday09:10 - 09:4025 Oct 2018
    Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

    T H E U N S E E N blows people's minds and transforms businesses by applying colour-change technology to anything you can imagine - from textiles to cars to cos...

    • Language: English

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