Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 – The Photos – Milan Design Week 2021
COPPER NANOTECHNOLOGY ON RASO, THE UNFILTERED STORY OF AN “UNFINISHED” RESEARCH PROCESS. MILAN DESIGN WEEK FROM SATURDAY 4 TO FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 10AM – 7PM STONE ISLAND SHOWROOM.
Open to public. The Green Pass is required to enter, along with the use of the face mask, and temperature control at access points.
The Prototype Research Series are native limited editions, numbered project garments, made with fabrics and/or treatments resulting from research and experimentation that is not yet at an industrial scale.
SERIES 05 7225701R1 COPPER NANOTECHNOLOGY ON RASO
Trench coat made in the iconic Stone Island cotton Raso bonded externally with a light non-woven fabric on which a nanometric copper layer has been deposited through the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) technique.
Stone Island’s purpose for this project is to investigate the natural oxidation characteristics of copper in the atmospheric environment, borrowing this technique from industrial uses. The speed and intensity of the process will depend on the environmental conditions to which the garment will be exposed, mainly the degree of humidity and the percentage of carbon dioxide.
THE INSTALLATION – AN ALLEGORY OF TIME THAT PASSES AND LEAVES INDELIBLE SIGNS AND IN CONTINUOS TRANSFORMATION
By Ken-Tonio Yamamoto with the contribution of the Light Designer Marco Rizzuto. The path of the sun from sunrise to sunset, evoked by an arch of lights. The jackets are spread over like trees in a forest. The shafts of light travel between the garments and engulf them in an interplay of light and shadow, of reflections and illumination. The scenery seems inert but time passes nevertheless. The day ends and starts again.