3D Knitting Machine by Borre Akkersdijk

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Collection from robertanderson on Vimeo.

Appropriating a technique typically used in mattress production, Borre Akkersdijk has created a collection of 3D knit garments that are essentially "ready made". The garments are created on a knitting machine that produces a round tube of fabric with seam allowances that are ready to be sewn. The fabric is also filled with a "filler thread" that gives it an extra presence and tactility.

Watch the video above to see how the fabrics move and sit on the body; subscribers can see more fashion and industrial design crossovers here.