flexibility renewable clothing by fernando brízio
 
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
http://www.torinoworlddesigncapital.it

‘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.

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
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:

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
renewable clothing
by fernando brízio
flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
instant rooms
by matali crasset
flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
liquid memory
by ross lovegrove

 

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
chasen
by patricia urquiola
flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
mirror-blind
by bertjan pot
flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
flexible bench
by giulio iacchetti

 

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
domestic sandbags
by antenna design
flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
jailbreak (vendôme series)
by kram/weisshaar
flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
my treasures trash
by emiliana design studio


‘flexibility’ introduction

flexibility   renewable clothing by fernando brízio
flexibility – introduction

  • If you would do a little bit of research about this author, you would see that his work is mostly conceptual. He’s a teacher in the product design masters degree (I’m sure this is poorly written), so these pieces he develops are always conceptual in nature. It’s a study about the consumer as a creator, so face it like it is. And FYI, this was made in partnership with Giotto, an italian manufacturer of water washable felt pens for kids, as well as the vases.

    Joao
  • it’s a nice concept, i would wear one of these, just one thing, doesnt the ink get on the body? what’s the use it it’s so messy?

    vivi
  • you all complain too much, it’s not like millions of these are gonna sell. Just enjoy the concept.

    kelsey
  • What a wonderful idea! It seems to be fun!
    Muy buenooo!! Debe ser divertido utilizar esos vestidos

    Giselle Diaz
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