The Walldrobe/Wearpaper collection is a clothing system which merges conventional, template-based tailoring with contemporary digital fabrication technologies. Recognizing the proficiency of a CNC laser-cutter to produce crisp surface line-work and to control pattern and variation, the graphic on each garment is carefully coordinated with the natural fall of each article of clothing on the body. A digital Autocad file is used to arrange multiple garments on twelve differently dyed 18 in. x 32 in. sheets of deerskin leather. By selecting the appropriate garment from the file and coordinating it with a choice of provided leather panels, the laser will cut one of two garments (e.g. shirt, pants, skirt), in one of three sizes (women's 6,8, or 10), from any single sheet of leather. The lines of the rejected, uncut garments are etched on the surface of the selected piece, producing a flat, purely graphic pattern of unused geometries and snap markings. The cut garments are then fitted with nickel-finished wire snaps which are used to either fasten the garment onto the body or to secure the garment panel directly to a wall of the home – producing a continuous graphic environment from your clothing to your wallpaper. The entire Walldrobe/Wearpaper system is comprised of twelve panels, measuring 8'x6', and offering a total of 24 potential garments, each available in three sizes.
Exhibited in “Technology Performance Ornament”, New York (2005), “DRAWN”, Los Angeles (2005), and “BlockParty”, New York (2007), and featured in Architectural Record (2005), Metropolis magazine (2005), and Decoration (306090 Books, 2005)