3026 S.L.A.K. Suits Light Architecture, 2000

Auping Foundation

S.L.A.K. stands for Suits Light Architecture K? The k represents an individual with a name starting with 'k'. A suit was tailored to this (fictional) persons' requirements, using new materials that are light, strong and highly specialized. S.L.A.K. is a collection of hybrids between personal space and clothing. Cross breeding fashion and architecture allows the protective features of clothes to inflate itself into minimal architecture. At the same time the architecture obtains the identity and materialization of fashion. S.L.A.K. is a research experiment in personal, wearable architecture that enables someone wearing it, to endure atmospheric influences with a distinct identity. Ken, Kimberly en Kurt are the first models of the S.L.A.K. family.