Fashion and technology, talk show at Saschall Theatre during the WEEK Of INNOVATION. GZE will show to the public the cooled suit devised for the mechanics of Formula 1 Team McLaren, a jacket made from ecological fabric, made of nettle fibers, and a suit with shape memory materials, used by the ocean saylor Pia L'Obry.
As international meeting, this event represents a unique opportunity for encounters and discoveries, dedicated to professionals who come in order to discover new talents and to bring up to date itself on the emerging nations that expose their own creations, in many cases for the first time in France. This world-wide meeting represents also a huge exhibition hall, opened to the common public curious to discover the absolute heterogeneity of this field and yearning to know all the aspects, with the organized guided tours.
SECOND SKIN show plans and products developed between 1997 and 2005. The public is invited to interact with new materials, new ideas and atmospheres from the fields of experimental design, from industrial production and medical and military research. Reflecting on the cross-contact between natural and artificial life, the exhibition show how today's designers manipulate the inside and the outside of objects and spaces, and how they create 'skins', new surfaces. These 'skin'/surfaces have depth and complexity and show their identity. SECOND SKIN demonstrates how modern societies have absorbed and interiorized the technology in a way at the same time intriguing and disturbed.