*파라메트릭 비키니 [ Jenna Fizel and Mary Haung ] N12 3D-printed bikini

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퍼스널 피팅은 고급브랜드의 전유물처럼
여겨져 왔다.
하지만 여기 수천개의 작은 원판조각과
그것들을 잇는 스프링 구조로
자연스럽게 각 체형에 맞는 비키니가 완성되었다.
지금과 같이 굳이 비키니에 적용 되는 것은 물론이고
다양한 형태와의 조우가 가능하기 때문에
사용할 수 있는 용도는 무긍무진 할 것으로 기대된다.
이와 같은 시스템이 가능한 것은
3차원으로 프린팅되어진 작은 원판조각과 이것의
연결고리 시스템을 볼 수 있는데,
어떤 특정한 형태라도 유연하게 대처하면서 동시에
그 형태의 보존력이 뛰어나
우리가 상상하는 모든 형태 및 체형의
커스텀 되는 형태를 만들 수 있다.

파라메트릭의 기술력은 이와같이
고유한 커스텀하는 형태에 즉각적인 대응을 하기 위한
방법으로 활용되야지, 디자인을 위한 디자인으로
맹목적인 스터디를 위하여 사용하는 것은
큰산을 보지 못하고 작은 것만 보는
짧은 디자이너의 아둔한 선택 일 수도 있다.

reviewed by SJ

The world’s first 3D-printed bikini has gone on sale, created by designers Jenna Fizel and Mary Haung of Continuum Fashion.


Called N12, the design comprises discs of varying sizes, linked together by springs.



These circles are smaller on parts of the garment that need to curve round the body and larger on areas with flatter contours.



The designers envisage that bespoke items of clothing could be made according to a body scan of the customer.



The project was developed in collaboration with 3D-printing company Shapeways and can be purchased through the online shop.



Designed by Continuum Fashion in collaboration with Shapeways the N12 if the first completely 3D-printed, ready-to-wear, item of clothing. Previous experiments into the use of 3D printing in clothing have remained purely experimental, haute couture items not available to purchase. This represents the first affordable design that will lead the way for more items fabricated using 3D printing technologies.

“The bikini’s design fundamentally reflects the beautiful intricacy possible with 3D printing, as well as the technical challenges of creating a flexible surface out of the solid nylon. Thousands of circular plates are connected by thin springs, creating a wholly new material that holds its form as well as being flexible. The layout of the circle pattern was achieved through custom written code that lays out the circles according to the curvature of the surface. In this way, the aesthetic design is completely derived from the structural design.” Mary Haung, Continuum Fashion



The patterning starts with a curved surface, some geometry to indicate edges and value ranges for the circles sizes and tolerance parameters. The pattern begins placing circles at a point near the edge. Each subsequent circles tries to stay as near to the nearest edge geometry at possible. The circle’s size is determined with this nearness and by the local curvature of the surface. Curvier areas get small circles and flatter areas larger, both to help with accurately approximating the surface and to ensure flexibility where it is needed and efficiency of pattern where it is not.

Every time a bend or elbow is encountered in the surface edge, a small gap will be left in the pattern. Gaps will also occur near the middle distances between edges where the placement of the next circle is less certain. After the first level of pattern has been created, these open areas are infilled with smaller circles to ensure complete coverage, and to create a more interesting aesthetic pattern.



One of the goals of the circle patterning system is to be able to adapt it to any surface, at any size. This means that future articles of clothing can be produced using the same algorithm, this could be taken a step further into absolute customization by using a body scan to make a bespoke article of clothing, 3D printed to exactly fit that person only.

Continuum Fashion is comprised of Jenna Fizel and Mary Haung. Jenna designs and programs interactive environments at Small Design Firm in Cambridge, MA. She has previously worked at KPF in computational geometry and has her BSAD in Architecture from MIT. Jenna is interested in reinterpreting traditional crafts and manufacturing using computational tools. Mary has a BA in Design and Media Arts from UCLA, and a MA from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). Most recently, she worked in interaction design at Local Projects in NYC. Her other notable work includes Rhyme & Reason–a collection of LED dresses, and TYPEFACE–a software piece combining facial recognition and typography.



Shapeways is the online community and marketplace for personalized production where anyone can make and sell their own creations or buy custom‐made products, fabricated on demand in a variety of materials using the latest 3D printing technologies.

With headquarters in New York City and production facilities in Europe and the United States, Shapeways hosts a vibrant community of passionate creatives from around the world.


from  dezeen


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