New technology textiles & design; Nervous System and Love & Robots

jump-composite,huge.1417361094 This video blew my mind, I can't quite get my head around how the science of 3D printing works - but wow the implications for fashion and design are very very exciting. To see them dusting off that block and unveiling their 3D garment with no assembly necessary is just fascinating.

"Nervous System has created the first dress with Kinematics, their unique 4D printing system that creates complex, foldable forms composed of articulated modules. The Museum of Modern Art has acquired the dress along with the software that created it for their permanent collection. Composed of thousands of interlocking components, the dress was 3D printed as a single folded piece at the Shapeways factory in New York City and required no assembly. This was made possible by Nervous Systems' Kinematics system which combines design generation, customization, and simulation to enable the production of large flexible structures by 3D printing."

Here are some of their initial, 'smaller' jewellery project designs.kinematics-30,large.1415493816 IMG-1538-Edit,large.1415993724


And a few hours after discovering Nervous System I read an article via Image magazine regarding an Irish tech and design start up, Love & Robots created by three sisters, Emer, Kate and Aoibheann O’Daly. Using 3d printing they have created a design brand that "invites the customer to sit at the drawing table".  I loved browsing through their gorgeous site and can't wait to see what products they add to to their line!

IMG_5760_webYou can read more about them in this interview