by Prof.in Aylin Langreuter
and Prof. Christophe de la Fontaine
AM Benedikt Kartenberg
In cooperation with Italian Converter
For the summer semester we take the term „prêt-à-porter“ literally: „ready to wear“ and in the same breath try to rethink the term „portable architecture“.
The fact that we can perform activities differently or perform them somewhere else than we are used to has been shown to us by the situation in which we currently find ourselves. Because of the way the world is changing technologically, socially, economically and culturally, it is likely that individual mobility and flexibility should be thought of differently. While we need to adapt to the given circumstances, we should not miss the chance to also benefit from the resulting opportunities.
The starting point for this project will be to define the purpose of the construction to be designed by asking ourselves which actions that for us are habitually always tied to a designated place can be outsourced.
We are looking for a construction on the body that is ready to be worn and ready to be carried – an architecture in the sense that it redefines the space around us.
How can we stake out the space around us, mentally and physically, to make room for a specific activity, for example, social or cultural interactions, our job, or a leisure activity?
„Prêt-à-porter“ is supported by the textile finisher „Italian Converter“, whose expertise is to optimize textile in terms of its functional requirements and appearance.
Furthermore, we are very happy to have additional support for this project from the fashion world, from Paul Surridge (Jil Sander, Roberto Cavalli) and from architecture from Rodrigo Izquierdo (Patricia Urquiola)!
Let’s think skin deep, light, mobile and temporary.
by Luis Schulte-Kellinghaus
A collection of accessories that simulate physical closeness. The objects act on different parts of the body and are made for everyday life. During the last year, the Covid situation has emphasized how important touch is for us and how serious its absence can be. Touch soothes, heals, gives a feeling of safety and trust.
Take a break
by Mana Matsumoto
I started by looking at the postures when we take a break, this led to the idea, „relevance between postures and time“. When you have just a short time, you would want to lean on something rather than actually sitting down. Thus I focused especially on a situation „short break“, for example, waiting for someone or waiting for a train. The design is a portable sitting tool (“seat-jacket”), with which you can immediately take in the comfortable posture. Through several prototypes from different fabrics, I chose a fabric from a collection of Italian Converter, which has a fairly good stability, but still leaves an elegant impression.
by Vivienne Benn
How is space bounded in our everyday lives? Space can be defined by obvious boundaries such as walls, paths or markings. But there are also defined spaces without clear boundaries to the outside, for example the space that surrounds things or people. When you start to define spaces or places, there is always some kind of rule. There are fixed and unambiguous rules like „you can park there and there“ or „smoking is allowed here and not there“, but then there are also unwritten rules which everybody follows anyway.
When people are lying on their towel on the beach, it is normal that you do not walk over the towel of another person, most people even make a bow around the lying person. The privacy of the person is respected.
Occupy Space deals with exactly this issue. One claims a space for oneself that did not belong to one before. But how much space can a single person claim for himself in public space? And how can one adapt spontaneously and flexibly to any place?
Stage to go
by Mohamad Alweis
by Anna Vogelsang
How is space bounded in our everyday lives? Space can be defined by obvious boundaries such as walls, paths or markings. But there are also defined spaces without clear boundaries to the outside, for Cambrella allows to have a videcall to any time and everywhere. Thanks to Cambrella, the focus stays on the content of the meeting, no distraction or unprofessionality by a messy background.
by Lanxin Zhang
How is space bounded in our everyday lives? Space can be defined by obvious boundaries such as walls, As a woman from Asia, it is generally considered indecent and inelegant to get angry or show physical and emotional discomfort. Therefore, I hope my product will give the wearer a chance: It can convey the message „Your words and actions make me very uncomfortable“ without speaking or using exaggerated facial expressions. In this way, I hope to create an opportunity to make this „emotion ashamed to express“ more obvious and clear.
by Genita Preniqi
Ready to Carry is a travel set designed for the collection of small treasures that are found by chance. For example, shells, stones, leaves, tickets, coins that in itself do not have a monetary value but have a strong sentimental value. They are in fact a baggage of memories that bring you back to a particular experience and a happy moment. These little treasures are in fact an essential part of nostalgia, to be able to travel with the mind in a personal moment in our past.
The set is composed mainly of a jacket, a bag and an overall where the muster, in this case the lines, are not only a decorative element but have a fundamental function in the collection of objects.
Je suis prête
by Laura Neuscheler
Ready to Carry is a travel set designed for the collection of small treasures that are found by chance. For example, shells, stones, leaves, tickets, coins that in itself do not have a monetary value but have a strong sentimental value. They are in fact a baggage of memories that bring you back to a particular Je suis prête is a sunscreen that can be worn on the body and also functions as a portable air conditioning system. The space around you is cooled by the moistening of the fabric and the resulting evaporation cold.
by Yumeno Katsukawa
A jacket that turns your regular jacket into a casual seat.
When I came to Germany, I thought it was a great culture that people in Germany often take picnics and small breaks outdoors. When I lived in Japan, I never spent that much time outdoors. But for us, who often forget to take a break and keep working, it was a wonderful culture to adopt to relax our minds.
That’s why I design my jackets so that even Japanese people who don’t like to get their clothes dirty can spend more time outdoors.
It’s not a special jacket, but a normal jacket that doubles as a seat that can be shared alone or with friends. And the scarf can be easily inflated into a pillow. Hope you can have a more comfortable break every day.
Sports à porter
by Samuel Stober
Bringing people together through the joy of Sports – everywhere.
A portable net-construction which is able to create a sportfield without being dependent on location.
The net-construction is designed in a way that it can be used for different variants of sports and create an atmosphere for sport.