Met Museum’s ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

Later this week, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will soon make public a beautiful exhibition titled, Manus x Machina. This exhibition is a thoughtful and timely dialogue that explores how designers are reconciling the handmade and machinery in fashion.

We’re please that origami is part of the conversation and loving the origami inspired piece by Dutch Designer, Iris Van Herpen.

Opening to the public Thursday, “#ManusxMachina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” presents a series of case studies to unravel the realties and mythologies of the hand/machine conundrum. The exhibition features a series of rooms based on traditional métiers of the haute couture, including embroidery, featherwork, artificial flowers, pleating, lacework, and leatherwork, which will be presented alongside versions that incorporate innovative processes, such as 3D printing, computer modeling, bonding and laminating, laser cutting, and ultrasonic welding. Be among the first to see the exhibition during @MetMembers Previews tomorrow and Wednesday. Join today at From left to right: Madame Grès (Alix Barton) (French, 1903–1993). Evening dresses, 1968 and ca. 1935, haute couture. Iris van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984) Ensemble Spring/summer 2010, haute couture. #TheMet #CostumeInstitute #MetGala

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Folded Wooden Containers for Your Fav Trinkets


London-based design boutique, Another Studio just released a new line, Lignum Fold. Started in 2009, Aimée Furnival set up her studio with the goal of producing beautifully designed, stylish gift and homeware products.

Lingnum Fold is made from wood – yes, wood – that you can score, fold, and sculpt into a lovely container to hold your favorite trinkets or office supplies. 


via Design Milk 

2,000 Folded Sheets Forms a Full-Size Nissan Origami Car


Origami is a popular way to celebrate anniversaries.

And to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Nissan Juke, they enlisted British paper artist Owen Gildersleeve to create a life-size origami of the SUV. Comprised of 2,000 folded pieces of paper, it took more than 200 hours to put together. It is built to the exact dimensions of the Juke. Talk about handmade! The paper SUV also features the same design elements that give the real-life Juke its distinct quality.

via DesignBoom