Coming soon: UNSW x STILY

Robot Arm Drawing Bao Bao Issey Miyake Inspired Design

 

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of June, we’re collaborating with UNSW Design Futures Lab for a unique installation, presenting a display of technology and fashion to offer visitors an experience with a robot unlike any other.

Choreographed by code, this robot will sketch an intricate design inspired by Issey Miyake’s Bao Bao, becoming a conductor of creativity amongst a sea of silver. Set in our Westfield Sydney café, visitors are invited to take home the robot’s drawings, revel in the live installation, or watch it projected across STILY’s facades over the weekend.

 

 

At the helm of the project is Louis Lamont from UNSW Design Futures Lab, which operates in extension to their Computational Design major —the only undergraduate offering of its kind in the world.

Grounded in design-thinking and computational theory, the major blends the technical with the creative to address Issey Miyake’s belief that "the challenge of the 21st century will be to create something that combines industry and craftsmanship with a bit of humor, fun, and excitement.”

This is just one of the many exciting events that we’ll be launching this year. From showcasing avant-garde fashion pieces to hosting tech-driven art installations, we’re excited to pay homage to Issey Miyake’s fascination with technology through this collaboration.

 

UNSW: Computational Design major and Design Futures Lab.

Computational design is a major exclusively offered by UNSW and situated within their Arts, Design & Architecture faculty. The program provides students with a comprehensive immersion in advanced technologies including: 3D modeling, digital geometry, parametric design, responsive environments, AR and VR, as well as digital fabrication methods employing 3D printers and laser cutters. Through the application of algorithms and cutting-edge technologies, computational designers craft innovative solutions to address the challenges of the 21st century.

The Design Futures Lab aims to inspire exploration, innovation and research into fabrication, emerging technologies and design theories. The lab is committed to delivering high impact research and equipping students with knowledge and skills to develop projects from early concept design to resolution.

Click here to learn more.

 

Events At Sorry Thanks I Love You

Founded in 2013, Sorry Thanks I Love You (STILY) was envisioned as an online store to send “Sorry,” “Thanks,” and “I Love You,” gifts. Our founding mission “to nurture relationships and inspire happiness” coupled with an insatiable appetite for experimentation propels our project forward ten years on.

Our retail rebellion now exists as a 500 square metre concept store operating as a hybrid fashion, design, coffee, sound, art and event space.

This year alone, we’ve worked with Marimekko to create a Unikko anniversary pop-up, we’ve launched Free Yoga Nights at our Westfield Sydney Store, and hosted a rotating calendar of exclusive collection launches.

Following this installation, we’ll embark on a month-long collaborative project produced with Dover Street Market this July.

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