Moda Modulare a Zurigo e Bari

Nei mesi scorsi ho tenuto due sessioni di Moda Modulare durante la Mini Maker Faire di Zurigo e presso La Scuola Open Source a Bari.
Nel primo caso è durato 4 ore e i partecipanti hanno progettato un modulo di feltro e testato i suoi incastri. Nel secondo caso invece, le 12 ore di corso e il lavoro di gruppo hanno permesso di raggiungere dei risultati più importanti perchè i partecipanti sono riusciti a realizzare dei veri e propri accessori.

Attraverso l’utilizzo di un software vettoriale e la macchina al taglio laser, si sono esplorate le potenzialità di tridimensionalità nella costruzione di moduli regolari che poi sono assemblati senza cuciture realizzando inedite tassellature.

La prossima edizione di Moda Modulare si terrà a Milano il 26 e 27 di Gennaio presso il Milano Luiss Hub. Iscrivi qui!

Esplora la Gallery su flickr:

Moda Modulare - Bari

Felt Fold Slippers Workshop at Salone del Mobile


At the forthcoming Salone del Mobile, Domus will host and exhibition looking at what is to come in the future of design, involving events and live performances in Palazzo Clerici, right in the heart of Milan.
Openwear will be part of the event with a workshop focused on lasercutting felt for fashion accessories using Fold Slippers pattern. Read the details and subscribe (workshop will be in italian).

The exhibition is a showcase of the latest and most interesting projects on fabbing and digital manufacturing: from the visionary Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser, to the furniture line Endless by Dirk Vander Kooij. One of the rooms is dedicated to “the best of Arduino” with a selection of the best project based on the made-in-italy microcontroller.
For the whole week, FabLab Torino together with Vectorealism and Kent’s Strapper are going to produce the objects of Autoprogettazione 2.0 contest. Everyday there will be a free workshop: check them out!

Jam Session with Fold Slippers

Phycolab Jam Session with Openwear

Last weekend Openwear participated in collaboration with Vectorealism to the Physical Computing event organized by PhyCoLab of the “Politecnico di Milano” University and hosted by StreetStudio.

While we were challenging our traditional notion of craft experimenting on lasercutting felt and vector illustration with our Fold Slippers pattern, a group of 40 people were participating to the 36-hours Jam Session to design and prototype interactive ideas.

Eight groups of students, tinkerers, designers and makers put their hands on different tools and components with the aim of presenting their prototype projects at the end of the weekend after 36 hours of non-stop work.

Jam Session with Openwear Slippers

The project I’m featuring in the pictures of this post is the most voted one on sunday night.
I’m not talking about it only because it won the prize but also because the creators inserted the Openwear Fold Slipper as a component of their game. Yes, it’s a game, a mix between Simon and Twister. It uses touch sensors and light to make you play with memory and… feet. Wear the pink Fold Slippers and follow the sequence which gets more complicated as you repeat it in the right way.
It’s interesting to get in touch directly with situations in which Openwear Collaborative Collection, and more in general shared codes, can become useful to speed the up the creation of protypes in the scene of wearables and beyond.

PhyCoLab Jam Session winning team
the team: Alfredo, Serena, Valentina, Gerardo e Stefano

Two workshops at Innovation Festival in Milan

Folded slippers

While we are organizing the second edition of Wefab (date is still to be defined) we accepted the invitation of Phyco Lab to take part with two workshops to their two-day jam session on Physical Computing during Innovation Festival on the weekend of 12th and 13th of November 2011 in Milan.

Once again Openwear collaborates with Vectorealism for an event dedicated to introduce creatives and designers to Open Design and Digital Fabrication. On saturday the workshop is all about lasercut fashion accessories. On sunday we’ll focus on the first steps to 3d printing with open-source tools. It’s not all about theory: you’ll be able to use directly a Makerbot 3d printer and a professional laser cut. If you are interested book your ticket here or at the bottom of this page (max. 20 participants each)