Behnaz Farahi has designed an interactive human body armour that responds to any external or internal stimuli, including the human gaze. The animalistic like accessory has been designed to constantly expand, contract and morph into shapes dependent on the surrounding environment. It was created using the Objet Connex500 3D printer this technology allows for different composite materials and densities in a single print run. Farahi’s aim was to “enhance the relationship between human beings and the built environment by implementing design and motion principles inspired by natural systems.”
This inspiring synergy between technology and behavioural psychology portrays the flexible behaviour of the skin itself. The wearable garment was produced as part of the Pier 9 Artist in Residence program, the video below encapsulates the provocative and hypnotic nature of the echidna like ruff. Be amazed.