CZDW Armour Exhibition
Shenzhen, China 2021
Design: YOSHIMOTO ASSOCIATES
As featured designer at the Shenzhen Design Week, Daishi Yoshimoto was invited to design an armor for a temporary exhibition during the event. Yoshimoto's design, titled "the Fading Armor" was created with translucent materials which questions what we need to defend ourselves from in the modern age. Yoshimoto was one of two designers from Japan represented at the exhibition together with designer Naoki Iijima.
The Fading Armour
In order to serve its purpose, an armor has traditionally been built with heavy materials. As the elements from which we protect ourselves have changed to ultraviolet rays, electromagnetic waves, or viruses, needs for physical durability have faded, and have been taken over by needs to protect against invisible adversaries.