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“Climate Dress” at Hong Kong Convention Center

March 30. to april 1.:
The “Climate Dress” was shown at “Prime Source Forum” at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre .
The “Climate Dress” was the main attraction of the “fashioTECH” track.
About the Forum:
Prime Source Forum brings together senior management from across the globe to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers, suppliers and retailers involved in the production and sale of garments/textiles.

Diffus guest speaker at “R&D Brokerage Event” in Bursa, Turkey

February 20th. – 21th. 2011:
Diffus Design was invited by the Textile and Clothing Exporters’ Association in Bursa, Turkey, where the association organises an annual “R&D brokerage event“, a visionary event for the whole of the industry.
The topic of discussion was innovative design. The round table panel involved Turkish futurist Alphan Manas, US Valerie Casey and Michel Guglielmi.
About The textiles and Clothing Association:
The purpose of the association is to prepare the environment necessary for the development of clothing industry in Turkey.
About Valerie Casey:
Named “Guru” of the year by Fortune magazine, “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, “Master of Design” by Fast Company. She was also selected as one of the “World’s Most Influential Designers” by BusinessWeek. At IDEO, she led the digital experience group. Before that, she was the Executive Creative Director at frog design, where she led the design research and design strategy practices worldwide. Casey was also an Associate Partner at Pentagram Design, where she started the interaction design group. Valerie is the founder of the Designers Accord, the global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive and sustainable impact. See her Blog.
About Alphan Manas:
Alphan Manas is a self-taught futurist. He is a prolific inventor, industrial designer, conceiving of and devising inventions on various scales which entail the use of innovative technology. He is A successful entrepreneur, investing in high tech and visionary projects around the world. He is a founding member and the board member of Istanbul Entrepreneurs AssociationHe wrote as a columnist for Forbes Turkey  and is currently writing for BusinessWeek. He is also an editor for FUTUREtakes magazine of World Future Society in the U.S. and in his spare time, he is president of Mensa High IQ Society in Turkey. See his Blog.

Talk at Textile and Clothing Exporters’ Association, Bursa, Turkey

February 20th. – 21th. 2011:
Diffus Design is invited by the Textile and Clothing Exporters’ Association in Bursa, Turkey, where the association organises their annual “R&D and Innovation Market“, a visionary event for the whole of the industry.
It will be followed by a discussion around the topic of innovative design. The round table panel will involve Turkish futurist Alphan Manas, US Valeria Casey and Michel Guglielmi.
About The Textiles and Clothing Association:
The purpose of the association is to prepare the environment necessary for the development of clothing industry in Turkey,
About Veleria Casey:
Named “Guru” of the year by Fortune magazine, “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine, “Master of Design” by Fast Company. She was also selected as one of the “World’s Most Influential Designers” by BusinessWeek. At IDEO, she led the digital experience group. Before that, she was the Executive Creative Director at frog design, where she led the design research and design strategy practices worldwide. Casey was also an Associate Partner at Pentagram Design, where she started the interaction design group. Valerie is the founder of the Designers Accord, the global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive and sustainable impact.
About Alphan Manas:
Alphan Manas is a self-taught futurist. He is a prolific inventor, industrial designer, conceiving of and devising inventions on various scales which entail the use of innovative technology. He is a successful entrepreneur, investing in high tech and visionary projects around the world. He is a founding member and the board member of Istanbul Entrepreneurs Association. He wrote as a columnist for Forbes Turkey and is currently writing for BusinessWeek. He is also an editor for “Futuretakes magazine” a publication of World Future Society in the U.S. and in his spare time, he is president of Mensa High IQ Society in Turkey. See also his Blog.
 

When Haute Couture meets High Tech…

Hundreds of tiny LEDs integrated into an intricate embroidery pattern light up the CO2 sensing dress developed by Danish design studio Diffus and herald the next generation of wearable technologies. Using innovative conductive yarns developed especially for this purpose, Swiss embroidery specialist Forster Rohner created patterns that were both appealing and functional without compromising their textile quality. This soft circuitry is a milestone in integrating electronic functionality into textiles and enables a true blend between fashion and technology.

A dress that tells a story about the surrounding CO2 concentration

The climate dress is an interactive dress that is reacting on the CO2-changes in the nearby surroundings.The dress senses the CO2 concentration in the air, then accordingly creates diverse light patterns by theuse of over hundred LEDs – varying from slow, regular light pulsations to short and hectic. The Climate Dress is a statement that, trough an esthetical representation of environmental data, contributes to the ongoing debate about environmental issues.

How Haute Couture and interaction design blend

The Climate Dress uses soft conductive thread that has a similar consistence to the kind of thread used for traditional and industrial embroidery. This way the embroidery becomes more than an esthetical element – it has a crucial function conveying electricity and computer information, thereby giving “power to the dress”. Several microcontrollers are connected to the embroidery via conductive threads, gathering data from the CO2 sensor and transforming the information into light patterns.

What you see is what you get

The LEDs blink and sparkle on The Climate Dress, but where is the wiring? The dress does not rely on any wiring, soldering or crimping typically impairing the textile aspect of other “smart textile” products. All functional elements are blended into the embroidery, proudly exposed to the eye. Ornamental design and functionality are no longer antagonists.

Your new interactive wardrobe

The Climate Dress opens up new ways of integrating interactive technology and sensors into textiles. The soft circuit approach and the seamless integration of functional and aesthetic electronic elements into textiles will support developments for communication, health care related monitoring and fashion statements as part of your wardrobe.

A unique collaboration

To realise The Climate Dress project Danish based design studio Diffus brought together experts from diverse fields of knowledge like microelectronics, wireless communication, embroidery, fashion design and interaction design. Establishing common ground for these radically different fields creates a base for unique and innovative product designs.
See here the description of the project.

  • +45 61 26 70 62
  • info@diffus.dk
  • Diffus Design APS
  • Gasværksvej 10A, 1st.th.
  • 1656 Copenhagen, Denmark