glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts

Lala Tóth’s Unidentified T-shirt Object is a sci-fi fashion must-have

 

Unidentified T-shirt Object – UTO, conceived by Budapest-based textile designer Lala Tóth, blurs the boundaries between fashion accessories, contemporary jewelry, collectible design, and home decor. This versatile object serves as both a functional T-shirt conversion tool and a conceptual piece, embodying regenerative design principles. Serving as a sustainable alternative to overconsumption, UTO diverges from minimalist aesthetics.

 

Inspired by paranormal phenomena and science-fiction utopias, the design seamlessly integrates advanced technology with handcrafted techniques. The manufacturing process involves a unique combination of plant-based resin, 3D printing, hand sanding, chrome plating, and glass crystals. The mysterious composition of these objects challenges easy identification, maintaining an air of intrigue. Packaging takes an eco-conscious turn, featuring degradable mushroom mycelium around each piece.

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
all images by Máté Kalicz unless stated otherwise

 

 

plant-based resin and glass crystals shape mysterious UTO pieces

 

Aligned with the values of slow design, UTOs are available for pre-order on the brand’s website. These extraterrestrial statement pieces can function as standalone sculptures or adorn various parts of a T-shirt, including the neck, sleeve, or hem. The three shape variations boast a spectrum of colors, ranging from subtle translucence to metallic hues and vibrant neons. Each piece, bearing a cryptic acronym as its name, encourages unexpected associations, such as S.M.O.S.S.S. denoting Shining Mist On Sliding Silvery Snake and B.M.C.F. standing for Bitter Mediterranean Crop Fossil.

 

True to its essence, Unidentified T-shirt Object – UTO made its debut in a contemporary art gallery, intentionally extracted from its original functional context to be showcased as an art installation. Visitors had the opportunity to explore a unique ‘UFO research laboratory’ behind a curtain, revealing certain stages of the production process.

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
UTO functions as both a practical T-shirt conversion tool and a conceptual piece

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
the statement pieces can function as standalone sculptures or adorn various parts of a T-shirt

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
UTO diverges from minimalist aesthetics and challenges conventions of overconsumption

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
inspired by science-fiction utopias, the design fuses advanced technology with handcrafted techniques

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
each piece bears a cryptic acronym, encouraging unexpected associations, such as S.M.O.S.S.S. and B.M.C.F.

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
Unidentified T-shirt Object pieces are aligned with slow design values

glossy fluid accessory pieces reinvent your favorite t-shirts
UTO invites contemplation and engagement, challenging traditional notions of wearable design

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close-up of F.R.A.B.L.F. a.k.a. Fuchsia Rubies Adorned Boiling Lava Flow | image by László Kőrösi

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UTO made its debut in a contemporary art gallery, showcased as an art installation | image by László Kőrösi

 

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the three shape variations offer a spectrum of colors, from metallic hues and vibrant neons
the three shape variations offer a spectrum of colors, from metallic hues and vibrant neons
inspired by petrified fossils, degradable eco-conscious packaging is grown from mycelium mushrooms
inspired by petrified fossils, degradable eco-conscious packaging is grown from mycelium mushrooms
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
ways of wearing the UTO jewelry
UTO manual | graphic design by Boldizsár Tóth
UTO manual | graphic design by Boldizsár Tóth
UTO manual | graphic design by Boldizsár Tóth
UTO manual | graphic design by Boldizsár Tóth

project info:

 

name: Unidentified T-shirt Object – UTO | @unidentified_tshirt_object
designer: Lala Tóth

photography: Máté Kalicz | @matekalicz – László Kőrösi | @llaszloo

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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