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Nike’s Stunning Flyknit Feather Pavilion Lights Up the Night at Beijing Design Week

Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 4, 2012 @ 5:06 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Nike Flyknit Collective, Beijing Design Week, Feather Pavilion, Miniwiz, Arthur Huang, Kinetic sculpture, kinetic installation

Nike’s innovative Flyknit sneaker [1] is the first continuous shoe without seams – the single-piece upper is woven together from a network of fibers using high-tech manufacturing techniques. Drawing upon the shoe as inspiration, the pavilion [2] uses sustainable materials to create a striking structure crowned by a grid of colored ropes that cascade from its center. Visitors may play, bounce, or exercise on the structure, which creates different spatial movements when the cables stretch in different angles.

The entire pavilion is made from recycled materials [3] – from the cables to the plastic walls. Recycled plastic POLLI bricks [4] make up the translucent base. The circular bricks seem to glow with ambient light, which accentuates the green web of cables that rises in a halo above the Flyknit sneaker display.

Huang is no stranger to recycled materials [5]. The Taipei-based designer and his firm have been dedicated to sustainability from the get go – they  famously designed the EcoArk [6], a structure made from 1.5 million recycled PET plastic bottles.

+ Miniwiz [7]

+ Nike Flyknit Collective [8]

Via HypeBeast [9]

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URLs in this post:

[1] Flyknit sneaker: http://www.ecouterre.com/nikes-virtually-seamless-flyknit-sneaker-is-part-shoe-part-sock/

[2] pavilion: http://inhabitat.com/fosterpartners-sand-dune-inspired-uae-pavilion/

[3] The entire pavilion is made from recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/london-olympic-games-information-pavilion-concept-utilizes-recycled-materials/

[4] POLLI bricks: http://inhabitat.com/polli-bricks-by-miniwiz/

[5] recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials/

[6] famously designed the EcoArk: http://inhabitat.com/ecoark-pavilion-made-from-1-5-million-plastic-bottles/

[7] + Miniwiz: http://www.miniwiz.com/

[8] + Nike Flyknit Collective: http://www.nikeflyknitcollective.com/

[9] HypeBeast: http://hypebeast.com/2012/10/nike-flyknit-collective-beijing-feather-pavilion-an-interview-with-designer-arthur-huang/

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