Friday, August 10, 2007

Inflatable Clothes

Self-Sustainable Chair, by Joo Youn Paek (designer of the Polite Umbrella and the Pillowig), works a bit like the Uniblow Outfits. The dress is made up of 7 trash bags, 2 foot-pumps and a pair of slippers. The shoes pump air into an inflatable bubble attached to its rear part on each step, slowly turning the garment into a chair.
The chair is slowly deflated under the weight of the wearer, motivating him or her to consistently switch between walking and sitting as a loop behavior on the street. The balance between exercise and rest would be maintained by wearing this suit. The purpose of this project is to transform the humdrum experiences produced by routine walking commutes into an amusing interactive performance.
More inflatable garments: wearable canoe; The Life Dress; the Inflatable Breasts Dress; Fat Suits; Wearable Crisis Management; Modes for Urban Moods and Inflatable wedding dress; SurvivaBall and the Aeolian Ride.


mathnerd said...

While all are entertaining, I do think that I would feel a little weird if I had the inflatable breasts dress. :) Thanks for the insight on all these creations.

ms. whatsit said...

Clothing designers can be very funny when they manifest their creative edge. Everyone's gotta have a gimmick to stay competitive.

Where did you find these?