Austrian designer Wolfgang Langeder tells me about his vision of high-tech fabrics in everyday life.
CR: What is the utope project?
WL: the utope project is a cooperation between me, Wolfgang Langeder, and Fraunhofer IZM / Stretchable Circuits. Our main focus is to develop a display on clothing, which enables colors, moving images, symbols or stored data from a smart phone which appears on the exterior of clothes.
In general we are interested in creating a fusion of design and technology which is unprecedented and will bring new horizons into fashion design.
CR: How has the collaboration between you and the Fraunhofer IZM / Stretchable Circuits come into being? [read on]