Made by the french and young designer Mattis Ensault, “Ondule” is a prototype of a lounge seat which is a visual translation of digital sound as the undulating texture represents waves and frequency. the textile is pulled over a solid base and attached along a predefined weft.
Stemming from reflections upon the universe of audiovisual, and more generally upon digital technology, this project is inspired by some strong images which emanate from it. How to make this virtual world pass into the material world and the universe of textures, or how to evoke a livened up surface by means of the supple material?
A skin came to cover the seat. This work of quilting gave birth to a surface that seems to liven up and follow undulations.
The texture, consisting of foam doubled by 3D textile of the Kvadrat brand, becomes dynamic and brings a relief to the surface which catches and reflects light everywhere on the seat. The initial reference to the digital technology then lets appear an organic aesthetic, that the material revealed.
This project was born in the context of a call for VIA projects (Enhancement of Innovation in Furniture) at the French schools of design, to create a piece of furniture.
Thank you for welcoming me to Fashioning Tech. I have been in the wearable tech business for three years. I manufacture The Woofer, a coat for dogs with speakers built in. I would welcome somebody that makes this kind of tech for humans or other tech for dogs. I have so much fun doing this. Being part of a fashion community is even better.
We’ve been experimenting with the laser cutter to see what we can create.
With a gear generator tool built by Dzl and an ability to draw some shapes, we created “Steampunk butterflies” and the very geeky steampunk backpack for a costume party.
The laser cut butterflies and gears were made from ikea packing materials, namely, the leftover cardboard that our new costume closet (wardrobe) came in. We thought we should give them a second life and so we decided to laser cut and spray paint gold the cardboard which gave it a really nice look.
Photos of the process are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/geekphysical/sets/72157629162864775/
Also used some of the extra butterflies as eye makeup:
…. allow your baby to sleep comfortably and securely in a blanket with temperature control…… handwoven by helena loermans in climayarn (Schoeller) wicks moisture outwards, warms in cold weather and largely prevents heat accumulation…. more info http://helenaloermans.blogspot.com
Sewing Electrified is a series of soft circuit kits that I’ve been selling live at craft shows and other events. I finally got them up in my online store as well, as of yesterday…
If you’re looking for an easy intro to eTextiles for yourself or a gift, they are a great option. I currently have 4 different constellations available in the LED embroidery kits (Ursa Minor, Orion, Draco, and Cygnus), as well as an electronic sewing starter kit, and kits to make any gloves touch-screen friendly.
Here’s your chance to win a free DIY Soft Circuit Ornament Kit and help the Fashioning Tech community grow.
What you need to do:
Contribute! Upload a video, photo or tutorial related to fashion and technology, soft circuits, electronics or any related topic that is currently not available on FT. You will need to create a blog post on your profile page.
Your blog post will then be featured on the home page. A winner will be selected every day from Dec 6 – Dec 20!
The DIY Ornament Kit:
The kit includes a 100% wool felt dove or reindeer ornament, LED, conductive thread, ribbon and assembly instructions.
Why the give away:
Well of course I want to spread holiday cheer, but more importantly, I want to remind all of you that you can contribute to the wearable tech community and shape its future. My hope is to have a plurality of voices and perspectives covering the emerging field of wearable technology and you can help!
Good luck and Happy Holidays!