Felt Fold Slippers Workshop at Salone del Mobile

At the forthcoming Salone del Mobile, Domus will host and exhibition looking at what is to come in the future of design, involving events and live performances in Palazzo Clerici, right in the heart of Milan. Openwear will be part of the event with a workshop focused on lasercutting felt for fashion accessories using Fold Slippers pattern. Read the details and subscribe (workshop will be in italian). The exhibition is a showcase of the latest and most interesting projects on fabbing and digital manufacturing: from the visionary Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser, to the furniture line Endless by Dirk Vander Kooij. One of the rooms is dedicated to “the best of Arduino” with a selection of the best project based on the made-in-italy microcontroller. For the whole week, FabLab Torino together with Vectorealism and Kent’s Strapper are going to produce the objects of Autoprogettazione 2.0 contest. Everyday there will be a free workshop: check them out!

Jam Session with Fold Slippers

Last weekend Openwear participated in collaboration with Vectorealism to the Physical Computing event organized by PhyCoLab of the “Politecnico di Milano” University and hosted by StreetStudio. While we were challenging our traditional notion of craft experimenting on lasercutting felt and vector illustration with our Fold Slippers pattern, a group of 40 people were participating to the 36-hours Jam Session to design and prototype interactive ideas. Eight groups of students, tinkerers, designers and makers put their hands on different tools and components with the aim of presenting their prototype projects at the end of the weekend after 36 hours of non-stop work. The project I’m featuring in the pictures of this post is the most voted one on sunday night. I’m not talking about it only because it won the prize but also because the creators inserted the Openwear Fold Slipper as a component of their game. Yes, it’s a game, a mix between Simon and Twister. It uses touch sensors

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