jammer coat by coop himmelb(l)au blocks radio waves for device privacy
 
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jun 16, 2014

jammer coat by coop himmelb(l)au blocks radio waves for device privacy

jammer coat by coop himmelb(l)au blocks radio waves for device privacy
all images © markus pillhofer

 

 

 

vienna-based architecture firm coop himmelb(l)au developed the ‘CHBL jammer coat’ for the ‘abiti da lavoro’ exhibition at the triennale design museum in milano. according to CHBL, the oversized tech garment ‘enables its user to disappear: google cannot find you anymore.’ the piece of clothing has been designed using metallic fabrics, which have the inherent ability to block radio waves and signals, shielding the wearer against tracking devices such as GPS.

jammer coat by coop himmelb(l)au blocks radio waves for device privacy

 

 

the textile cloak essentially makes users virtually un-reachable via mobile phone, and information from credit cards can no longer be tracked. ‘the wave circle pattern of the fabric gives an illusion of strange multiple body parts,’ they add, ‘which hides and frees the individual physicality.’

jammer coat by coop himmelb(l)au blocks radio waves for device privacy

detail of the wave circle fabric pattern
jammer coat by coop himmelb(l)au blocks radio waves for device privacy

 rear view

 

 

project information:

 

design team: coop himmelb(l)au wolf d. prix & partner zt gmbh
principal in charge: wolf d. prix
design team: wolf d. prix, sophie c. prix
project team: theresa lusser, maxime lefebvre
model: lucija grabic, ivan grabic
photography: markus pillhofer

  • Scotty, turn on the cloaking device. Yes, captain!

    lightmaker says:

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