tomita kazuhiko: bond in diversity
tomita kazuhiko: bond in diversity tomita kazuhiko: bond in diversity
mar 15, 2011

tomita kazuhiko: bond in diversity

land based animals reside inside the ark itself

milan based japanese born industrial designer tomita kazuhiko‘s interactive installation for the bond-in project‘s ‘bond-in diversity’ exhibition held in milan from february 15 – 17, 2011. the bond-in project is a joint research project between the european institue of design and dyloan studio which seeks to promote and expand the use of the technology of thermo-welding and increasing synergy between various industries that could benefit from it. thermo-welding has primarily been developed in the fashion industry as a means to bond the fibers of different sections of fabrics together to form one piece without seaming together sections through stitching or glue.

inspired from noah’s ark, kazuhiko created plastic cut-outs of various species considered endangered by the IUCN and clothed them in various thermo-bonded lines of clothing. proposing that if we are able to create such high technology for ourselves as offered by the bond-in project, we should be able to create such technology to save the lives of these animals and increase bio-diversity in the world.

all the partition screens move like breathing with slight winds created by the visitors’ walking

the ark and the sea water consist of ultra fine fabrics with printed patterns hanging from a tubular structure

water based animals reside outside the ark and are dressed in water repellent clothing

process images from kazuhiko

different examples and uses of thermal-welding in garments images courtesy of the bond-in project

a walkthrough of the exhibition

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