Bart Hess

Posted by on April 30th, 2008 in art, entertainment, future friendly, identity, photos

    (and no, this is NOT him, btw)

I discovered the work of Bart Hess just a year ago, at the Salone del Mobile 2007. The video of his graduation project A Hunt for Hightech was shown as part of Family of Form, the exhibition that the Design Academy Eindhoven had organized in Milan that year. Just one video on a small screen and several people glued to it, fascinated and sometimes slightly horrified.

The images showed mutant skins, breathing shoes, living furs and metallic gloves.

My vocabulary is actually even more limited than ever when it comes to describe the futuristic fabrics and textures that the young designer had imagined.

Link and rest of interview at

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  1. [...] BART HESS: fur and alternative bodies: I really believe these are the fashion furs of the future. Why kill an animal and re-form the fur into a shape? Why not have the animal already shaped to your body, have it living and breathing around you, like the shoes. (link @ we-make-money-not-art, via grinding) [...]