Designed at the Royal College of Art in collaboration with the RCA-IIS Tokyo Design Lab, Kamei studied how aquatic insects use a thin layer of air trapped across their carapace, a super-hydrophobic surface that operates as a gas-exchanging gill. Noting this evolutionary adaptations, Kamei developed a special porous hydrophobic material engineered to allow underwater breathing by extracting oxygen from the surrounding water while also removing accumulated carbon dioxide in similar fashion, forming what might appear as entomological-inspired haute couture.
<a href="https://design-milk.com/3d-printed-amphibious-garment-amphibio/jun-amphibio-01/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/07/jun-amphibio-01-810x515.jpg" alt="A 3D-Printed Garment Envisions an Underwater Future" /></a> Designer and material scientist <a href="http://www.junkamei.com/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Jun Kamei</a> is looking ahead toward solutions to help people adapt to the sea level rise caused by climate change, predicted its effects upon between 0.5 – 3 billion globally along some of our most populous cities. His vision <a href="http://www.junkamei.com/work#/amphibio/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Amphibio</a> is a 3D printed amphibious garment designed to work with, not against, the possibility many of us will increasingly live in close proximity to water.
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Here’s what you can expect to see: There are seven different sections of the show. Giftex Tokyo, featuring small lifestyle products in three different zones: Made in Japan, Wazakka & Craft Goods, and Japan Now; Baby & Kids Expo, specializing in fashion, toys, baby care products, and maternity goods; Fashion Goods & Accessories Expo Tokyo, covering all fashion-related products; Table & Kitchenware Expo
<a href="https://design-milk.com/design-tokyo-lifestyle-expo-design-lovers/design-tokyo-2018-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/design-tokyo-2018-1-810x540.jpg" alt="DESIGN TOKYO: A Lifestyle Expo for Design Lovers" /></a> <a href="http://www.designtokyo.jp/en/" data-wpel-link="external" rel="external noopener noreferrer">Lifestyle Expo Tokyo 2018</a> is a big show highlighting the best of Japanese and Asian-Pacific design for gifts, handicrafts, homewares and lifestyle products. This year’s show is organized by Reed Exhibitions Japan and will be held from July 4-6, 2018 at the Tokyo Big Sight, with a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the show on July 4. We are especially excited about our media partnership with <a href="http://www.designtokyo.jp/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">DESIGN TOKYO</a>, where you’ll find more modern design items from new and established designers.
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