Karin Niemantsverdriet (Department of Industrial Design, TU Eindhoven), Iva Rešetar (Design Research Lab, UdK Berlin)
What if you were wearing your climate on your skin?
AirTight is a wearable climate prototype, acting in the space between skin and clothes through interconnected chambers of pressurized air. Warm and cold air circulates through the pneumatic vessels, resulting in surprising bodily sensations and appearances. Sometimes, a burst of fresh air makes a breeze on your skin. At other times, an unexpected pressure accumulates behind your back, and someone needs to rub off for you.