Welcome 2017! Centre of Innovative Material & Technology (CIMT)

First entry of the year, hola 2017! How swiftly you arrive, how foreign still it feels to write 2017.  

I made a trip to the Hong Kong Design Institute today for a talk on Bauhaus costume and was lucky enough to be given a tour of the Centre of Innovative Material & Technology (CIMT).

Loved the section with swatches of innovative material sourced from Material Connexion  https://www.materialconnexion.com/newyork/

LEFT: High density polyethylene (HDPE) monofilaments + aluminium. Reflective, weather-resistant and flame retardant screens. RIGHT: Lightweight bobbinet tulle fabric composed of 91% polyamide (PA 6.6) and pure silver (9%). Tear resistant, electro-magnetic shielding. Used in technical shielding and flexible electronics.

LEFT: High density polyethylene (HDPE) monofilaments + aluminium. Reflective, weather-resistant and flame retardant screens.

RIGHT: Lightweight bobbinet tulle fabric composed of 91% polyamide (PA 6.6) and pure silver (9%). Tear resistant, electro-magnetic shielding. Used in technical shielding and flexible electronics.

LEFT: Compressed lightweight panels made of recycled denim cut into small pieces and mixed with a modified starch 

LEFT: Compressed lightweight panels made of recycled denim cut into small pieces and mixed with a modified starch 

LEFT: Yarn in resin RIGHT: Knitted straw + yarn

LEFT: Yarn in resin

RIGHT: Knitted straw + yarn

Then there were these incredibly cool textile artworks made by a local student. Layers of organza intricately stitched and layered in a 3-dimensional way to create a layered hologram effect.