Project by my first student within TechCrafts combining crafts with technology!
The Unlace is an interactive lace lingerie garment which allows partners to connect by becoming more aware of touch, time and warmth. The man’s touch on the woman is sensed by the garment, after which the surrounding threads slowly heat up and change from black to skin color, ‘undressing’ the woman and guiding the man’s hand to another spot to touch. The slow change in ‘transparency’ and warmth increases awareness of touch and creates time to explore the woman’s body together.
The old craft of bobbin lace making was the inspiration for this project. By combining this technique with unconventional and smart materials, the Unlace was developed.