DNA 11 Unveils Modern-Day Family Portraits at the Museum of Science and Industry’s Smart Home: Green + Wired Exhibit

Creator of custom DNA portraits is the newest participant of WIRED’s sustainable “green” home showcase.

(Chicago, IL) March 23, 2009 - DNA 11, the innovators and creators of custom portraits made from customers' DNA, has partnered with WIRED and the Museum of Science and Industry by offering various DNA portraits to be on display at the Smart Home: Green + Wired exhibit in Chicago. The exhibit will showcase DNA 11’s modern-day family portraits which can feature up to four separate DNA prints on one canvas, creating one-of-a-kind artwork for the Smart Home. The DNA 11 family portraits can be viewed in-person from March 19, 2009 through Jan. 3, 2010 at the exhibit, and are also available for purchase online at www.dna11.com.

Designed by Michelle Kaufmann Designs™ with WIRED serving as technology advisor, the home will allow guests to view the latest innovations to keeping the modern house green and simplifying daily life including home automation, energy monitoring, distributed media and cool gadgets. The DNA 11 artwork will be featured in the home-office section of the house.

“Having DNA 11 be a part of WIRED’s interpretation of the modern home is a great honor,” says Adrian Salamunovic, co-founder of DNA 11. “We are proud to lend our innovative approach to personalized art in providing the complete Smart Home experience.” Adds Nazim Ahmed of DNA 11, “It’s such an emotional thing to have the very essence of what makes you unique on display, and by combining your DNA portrait with other family members, the final portrait is that much more special.”

“WIRED chose products in the Smart Home that showcase the engineering, design, and ‘ecopreneurism’ that challenge convention,” says Howard Mittman, Publisher of WIRED. “The modern aesthetic of the DNA family portrait not only looks great, but it offers an innovative approach to personalized art."

Currently, DNA 11 can combine the DNA portraits of up to four people in a single canvas, or customers have the option of printing their portraits on separate canvases. Pricing varies depending on the amount of people per canvas, and size of the canvas. For more information about DNA 11 and the modern-day family portraits, visit www.dna11.com or call 1-866-619-9574.

About DNA 11:
DNA 11 is the original creator of DNA Art - the world's most personal form of art that combines design, technology, science and pop culture. They create contemporary custom portraits from your DNA, fingerprints and lip prints. Each modern art piece is as unique as the person purchasing it. The one-of-a-kind art pieces can be found in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) stores, has been featured in an episode of "CSI New York" and can be found in thousands of homes around the globe. Most recently, DNA 11 has introduced DNA Pet Portraits and launched an enhanced website targeting over 50 countries worldwide. For more information visit www.dna11.com.

About the Smart Home:
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry exhibit Smart Home: Green + Wired, Powered by ComEd allows guests to tour a functioning three-story, modular and sustainable “green” home that highlights unique eco-friendly technologies and products for the 21st century. The freshly updated exhibit home will be open from March 19, 2009 through Jan. 3, 2010 and is proudly sponsored by ComEd, Dominick’s and the Motorola Foundation. Visit www.msichicago.org to purchase tickets.

Visit www.dna11.com for more information.

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