myThread Berlin


myThread Berlin
on view February 20 – 25, 2013, Luckenwalder Str. 4-6 Berlin, Germany

myThread Berlin was commissioned by Nike Inc. for Nike FlyKnit Experience, Berlin.

Architectural Designer and Artist: Jenny E. Sabin
Design and Production Team: Martin Miller, Meagan Whetstone
Fabricator: Shima Seiki, Dazian Fabrics, Smucker Laser
Lighting Design: Kayne Live

Jenny Sabin Studio showcases a new 52 foot long knitted structure commissioned by Nike FlyKnit Experience. The body, or more specifically the body in motion — pure performance itself — is the starting point of Sabin’s Berlin project. Sabin transforms patterns of biologically-inspired data into the geometry and material of knitted structure. Taking advantage of the formfitting nature of knitted structure, the surface patterns are generated by dynamic body data via 3D modeling environments to form a material construct for a unique response to the formfitting question delivered in the original brief.