Last week we visited Victoria and Albert museum and one of the installation really caught my eye. This was the stunning Elytra Filament Pavilion, which is made from filaments that are moving and designing shape by the way the space is used by people. The wires are connected to the computer where the algorithms recognizes crowded places and based on that filaments starts to fill the space. 

Immediately after I saw this pavilion I remembered the dress that was made by Ying Gao in 2013, when he designed the dress that changes its state based on the way you gaze at it.

Click here to discover more about that dress.

I start to wondering why do we not have more designs like this on the market and why do people forget about those breathtaking innovations so quickly.

It is believed that our brains are overloaded with information and filled with different experiences. Thus, those experiences should be transformed into more designs like that, after all that’s what those stunning design are all about. Produced by using more of a design thinking, rather than everyday thinking.

Design thinking  distinguishes from everyday thinking in a way how the thought is exposed into the action and tied together into the meaningful object.

The Elytra Fillament Pavilion really impressed me, so I have decided to do some creative design thinking and transform the architectural shapes from the pavilion into the apparel. Therefore, scroll down and discover my small collection inspired by the Elytra Filament Pavilion. I can imagine to make those dresses with a 3D printer, but for now, let’s stick with sketches first.

So, if I did not fully accomplish my ideas, that are on the paper, into the actual matter, is this still design thinking? Or just every day thinking about design?


Elytra Filament Pavilion at Victoria and Albert Museum London
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My collection inspired by the Pavilion



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If you are interested to know more about that amazing Elytra Filament Pavilion click here and find out.