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PROTOTYPE RESEARCH_SERIES 05

Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed in a warehouse setting under bright lighting.

STONE ISLAND
PROTOTYPE RESEARCH_SERIES 05
COPPER NANOTECHNOLOGY ON RASO
THE UNFILTERED STORY OF AN “UNFINISHED” RESEARCH PROCESS

MILANO DESIGN WEEK
September 4-10, 2021

The Prototype Research Series are native limited editions, numbered project garments, made with fabrics and/or treatments resulting from research and experimentation that is not yet at an industrial scale.

SERIES 05_ 7225701R1 COPPER NANOTECHNOLOGY ON RASO
Trench coat made in the iconic Stone Island cotton Raso bonded externally with a light non-woven fabric on which a nanometric copper layer has been deposited through the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) technique.
Stone Island’s purpose for this project is to investigate the natural oxidation characteristics of copper in the atmospheric environment, borrowing this technique from industrial uses. The speed and intensity of the process will depend on the environmental conditions to which the garment will be exposed, mainly the degree of humidity and the percentage of carbon dioxide.

“This study began in 2019 with the intention of it being shown at the Milan Design Week in April 2020, which was later canceled.
When the garments were returned to us in spring 2021, their oxidized appearance was magnificent but the adhesive between the non-woven fabric and the cotton satin was unpredictably ‘gone’, ‘eaten’ by oxidation.
The result did not reach the target of resistance and solidity we have.
I often tell of the ‘mistakes’ that come up when daring to go beyond the known, the tested, the conventional.
This is the unfiltered story of an unfinished research process, an enrichment of the company’s experience and culture. Each step has taught us important things which will be important for the future, regardless of the goal achieved.”

Carlo Rivetti_Creative Director and President of Stone Island

The Installation: An allegory of time that passes, by Ken-Tonio Yamamoto.

Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed in a warehouse setting under bright blue and yellow lighting.
Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed in a warehouse setting under intense yellow lighting.
Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed under yellow low-key lighting.
Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed under cold low-key lighting.
Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed under intense blue low-key lighting.
Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed under bright lighting.
Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets.
Numerous rows of Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 Copper Nanotechnology jackets displayed under intense yellow lighting.
Stone Island Prototype Research Series 05 jackets displayed in a dark warehouse setting.
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