Athletically Pleasing – Exhibtion – Manchester Craft & Design Centre – Art Gallery

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Athletically Pleasing at Manchester Craft & Design Centre is an exhibition of products that showcase the role design plays in sport – in particularly unexpected ways.

Materials usually associated with craft and homeware items, such as ceramics, have been recruited to break new ground in sports technology. Silver, most commonly thought of as a precious substance, has been exploited for the way it inhibits the growth of odour-causing bacteria to create an ‘anti-stink’ fabric. The result is 99.9% pure silver bonded with every fibre of the material; the modern evolution of chainmail.

Treading the contested line between aesthetically pleasing designs and innovative performance enhancing technology, the products on show include a collapsible Closca Fuga helmet made from fibreglass, which reduces down to half its original size. There’s also a Vollebak hoodie that has been developed to help athletes relax both before and after sport: its colour, a distinctive pink, has been drawn from psychological studies in prisons in the 1980s, during which researchers discovered that the hue had a particularly calming effect on inmates’ minds and muscles.

Athletically Pleasing opens on 25 May with a launch evening (6pm-8pm) featuring refreshments and live music from Ailsa McLaggan of Living Room Dance Club.



July 29 2017

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Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recurring:

An event every 5 days that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 3, 2017


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Borough Manchester
Age 11 to 15, 16 to 18
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Audience Artists, people interested in arts, crafts & textiles

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Manchester Craft & Design Centre

17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter,
Manchester, M4 5JD United Kingdom

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0161 832 4274

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