Issey Miyake’s Chair Wear – Gemini

Issey Miyake’s Chair Wear – Gemini

Monday, May 8, 2006 by Wendy Lam

Before the end of 2006, Miyake will offer consumers a product co-designed with hip London-based furniture maker/architect Ron Arad that blurs the edges between designer clothing and designer chairs. Called Gemini, it’s a streamlined, body-cushioning seat pillow, made of A-POC fabric, which morphs into an elegant, body-hugging jacket.

Pretty dope! Another innovative creation, 2-in-1 haha. I wonder how much it will go for…

What is A-Poc? Find out after the jump…

via Business Week

What is ‘A-Poc’?

overlength sweaters, dresses off the roll – ‘a-poc’ is based upon miyake’s first design concept, a piece of cloth, is a new and unique suggestion for everyday life, which goes far beyond the boundaries of fashion. it is made using an industrial knitting or weaving machine programed by a computer. this process creates continuous tubes of fabric within which lie both shape and pattern. the customer cuts sleeves and skirts exactly to the length he wants. it is an idea that totally overthrows the existing standards for making clothes. ‘a-poc’ is made in a sequence in which thread literally goes into a machine and re-emerges as a piece of clothing, an accessory, or even a chair. this interactive new method not only reduces leftover fabric but also permits the wearers to participate in the final step of the design of their clothing: they determine the final shape of the product. mass production and custom-made clothing, seemingly opposing ideas, become compatible with each other through the wizardry of technology and the fire of imagination.

via Design Boom


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