flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
jun 29, 2008
flexibility renewable clothing by fernando brízio

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flexibility – design in a fast changing society

ex carceri ‘le nuove’, turin
june 29 – october12

‘flexibility – design in a fast-changing society’ is one of the many events taking place in turin this year in
conjunction with the city being named the ‘design world capital for 2008′. the show consists of nine
projects by international designers installed at a former prison ex carceri ‘le nuove’.

renewable clothing by fernando brízio

by placing colored felt-tip pens in the pockets of the dress its appearance changes over time.
within an hour – to one and a half hours the colored ink bleeds into the fabric and creates a one-off design
for each occasion. the owner can then clean the dress and color it in a different way for each time they wear it.

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fernando brízio – portrait © designboom

‘the topic of the exhibition – flexibility – gave me the chance to find again one of these ideas that were
still unsolved. this enabled me to create open objects that, like a programme, can be modified,
erased and restarted multiple times.
‘ FB

fernando brízio

born in angola, 1968. he obtained his college degree in equipment design in 1996, at the fine arts
faculty of lisbon where he is based. since 1999 he has been developing several product design
projects, as well as setting design and exhibition works for details, protodesign, m glass, droog
design, the choreographer rui horta, modalisboa, ccb, intramuros, fabrica, lux/atalaia, experimenta
design, cor unum and gallery kreo, among others. he is professor and head of design at esad.cr
(caldas da rainha, school of art and design) and visiting lecturer at ecal (lausanne). in 2005, he
was a curator for the s*cool ibérica project. he has participated in several conferences and juries,
and his work has been exhibited and published internationally.

fernando – brizio

see the nine installations:

renewable clothing
by fernando brízio

instant rooms
by matali crasset

liquid memory
by ross lovegrove

by patricia urquiola

by bertjan pot

flexible bench
by giulio iacchetti

domestic sandbags
by antenna design

jailbreak (vendôme series)
by kram/weisshaar

my treasures trash
by emiliana design studio

‘flexibility’ introduction

flexibility – introduction

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