Archive for September, 2006

060918_MF | “Mapping for Tailoring” WIP

the “Mapping for Tailoring” project “work in progress”; “RETROFUTURISM” by accident?
– A return to, and an enthusiasm for, the depictions of the future produced in the first half of the 20th century, which often were based on ideas that are now dated and a great deal of imagination and speculation.
– An ideology combining retrograde cultural and economic views with techno-utopianism.
(ie Wikipedia)

A TAILOR is a person whose occupation is to sew menswear style jackets and the skirts or trousers that go with them.
The term refers to a set of specific hand and machine sewing techniques and pressing techniques that are unique to the construction of traditional jackets.
In some documents, “tailor” means “adjust”, “tailoring” – “adjustment”

A TAILOR makes custom menswear-style jackets and the skirts or trousers that go with them, for men or women.
An Alterations Specialist, or ALTERATIONIST adjusts the fit of completed garments, usually ready-to-wear, or restyles them. Note that while all tailors can do alterations, by no means can all alterationists do tailoring.
PATTERNMAKERS flat draft the shapes and sizes of the numerous pieces of a garment by hand using paper and measuring tools or by computer using AutoCAD based software, or by draping muslin on a dressform. The resulting pattern pieces must comprise the intended design of the garment and they must fit the intended wearer.
(ie Wikipedia)

Routine – inProgress:
– 3d scan of the human body replace for the purpose of the experimentbya mesh 3d model of a man body (extracted from Poser)
– extract contours (rhino command)
– loft in order to get a nurbs surface
– plot pts according to a stepped analyse of the inclinaison of the nurbs srf (rhinoscript)
– link those pts via a “nearest neighbour” algorythm (rhinoscript developped with the help of David Rutten; thx David)
– split of the human geometry according to those non-uniform contour lines

– to be continued…

060707_MF | DigitalMapping & FashionDesign

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LOG_01 : theverymany / marc fornes will be leaving London to rellocate in New York early October. If interested in the work of theverymany or in the paradigm of scripted technics applied to design purposes, please do not hesitate to contact him: marcfornesAThotmailDOTcom
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Log_02 : theverymany is currently looking – in collaboration with the members of YME- at scripted ways of mapping the body in order to taylor its complex surface…
Here the code is evaluating -via a step process- a nurbs surface, plotting points according to a specified angle to the vertical and drawing circles (oriented to the normal) with a radius related to its nearest neighbour… (code will follow)
YME ( is a design research collaboration of young architects interested in the applications of mathematics in design and fabrication (mostly via “Mathematica”, a software developped by Steven Wolfram).
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Log_03: the work of theverymany (marc fornes, vincent nowak & claudia corcilius) exhibited for the Royale Academie (London,UK) will be published in next book of Peter Cook (Archigram) called ‘Drawings’ as part of the Wiley Primer Series
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Log_04: theverymany has been invited for an exhibition in December in Marseille (France), featuring the work of EZCT, Biothing (Alisa Andrasek), dECOi(Mark Goulthorpe), Evan Douglis, Andrew Kudless (, YME,…
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