NIKEcraft by tom sachs for nike NIKEcraft by tom sachs for nike
may 14, 2012

NIKEcraft by tom sachs for nike

 

 

‘NIKEcraft’ is a collaboration between american artist tom sachs and nike sportswear, reflecting the aesthetics and concept of the artist’s ‘space program: mars‘ project that will premiere at new york’s park avenue armory on may 15th (see designboom’s firsthand coverage of the interactive installation at ‘space program: mars by tom sachs‘)


‘mars yard shoe’

 

 

comprising the ‘mars yard shoe’, the ‘trench’, the ‘marsfly jacket’, and the ‘lightweight tote’, the series utilizes materials from spacesuits, airbags, and boat sails, each conceptualized not only for its appearance but also to include features that would be useful on a hypothetical voyage through space. for example, the ‘lightweight tote’ includes zipper pulls that double as storage containers. additional details drawn from the worlds of science and technology include the printing of the periodic table of elements on the interior of the ‘trench’.


video ‘NIKEcraft: space camp’, part of tom sachs’s ‘energies and skills’ series directed by van neistat

 

 

the ‘NIKEcraft’ collaboration is also reflected in the ‘energies and skills’ video trilogy, directed by filmmaker van neistat (van paul moody). the series features the collection’s designs, within the context of preparations for tom sachs’s ‘space program: mars’ project or the meticulous, scientific documentation of everyday activities or objects.


‘lightweight tote’


additional view, ‘lightweight tote’


detail on latch for ‘lightweight tote’ (worn as backpack)


‘TS trench’, front view (left) and view of the back interior (right) as the jacket is worn inverted


detail on interior of ‘trench’


‘TS marsfly jacket’


‘air bag duffel’


‘NIKEcraft: love letter to plywood’


‘NIKEcraft: how to sweep’

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