Temporary Night Clutch by Premrudee Leehacharoenkul
by sabine7 / August 4, 2010


The convergence of architecture and art in design is clear in Premrudee Leehacharoenkul's Temporary Night clutch for What's More Alive Than You. The purse is based on a rigid tubular form made of 32 thin tubes of Alutex, an aluminized fibreglass fibre product.



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The tubes are bound together by embroidery and silk to form a single panel, which is then rolled to form the cylinder. Two disks form the ends; the top is left open.


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Alutex is a material usually employed in furniture and design, so by incorporating its high tech properties into a fashion accessory, Leehacharoenkul has created a clutch that is not only pretty, but resistant.


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Claudia Civilleri's Up Shoes are based on an initial concept of shoes molded in polyurethane. It was then decided that better stability and ergonomics were the goal, so a different process was adopted.


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Using an embroidery machine from the seventies that was found in a basement, Civilleri sewed strips of two-tone leather to create channels for stuffing one of the colours in order to create bulges. This was done to imitate the initial swelling obtained by using the plastic materials.


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A single piece of this stitched material makes up a combine upper and base, making the shoe lighter.

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