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Title The Power Suit vest
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University College at Bournemouth
Date 2008
Description The Power Suit™ vest, ladies model, is black with blue sides and sleeveless, and dates from the 2000s. It closes with a front zip and is designed to hold weights of up to 20lbs to add resistance in fitness training. It is made of Stomatex(R) a biomimetic material that imitates the process of transpiration used by leaves. Made of a non-porous polyester, the membrane is patterned with dome-shaped chambers, each with a tiny pore in the centre, which flex and stretch with the movement of the body. As a result excess heat and perspiration are pumped out of the small pores and drier cooler air enters at a pace in keeping with the pace of activity, creating a constant micro climate between the fabric and the skin.
Accession Number AIBDC : 005876
Dimensions height 495mm, width 465mm, depth 30mm
Materials plastic, polyester, Stomatex - trade name, Stomatex (R) is a form of polyester and forms the lining of the vest
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method extruded fibre, woven material, machine stitched seams
Object Type vest

 

 

 

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