I have been meaning to do a blog entry about Mortiz Waldemeyer’s work for some time. I first heard him present his work during a keynote at the ISEA09 event in Belfast this summer… I was lucky enough to hear him present again at Central Saint Martins a few weeks ago, which was even more engaging and inspiring!
Mortiz trained as an engineer at Kings College in London and began his journey working for Philips at their Innovation Lab…
He is the technical “know how” behind many high end fashion and interior collaborative projects that can truly be defined as “cutting edge”. The projects were introduced with an explanation of the original concept, the methods of production and a concluded with reflection of how the end outcome performed and was received. I thought this was a really inspiring and insightful way to present such unique creations.
For example an interactive LED chandelier embellished with swarovski crystals, designed to display text messages.
High end fashion collaborations working with the likes of Hussein Chalayan to produce the 20 years of fashion collection and a following project invited him to make a video dress) concept reality…
A project with Zaha Hadid (pictured above) to design LED technology into Zaha’s futuristic kitchen interiors.
He has received commissions from the music industry to integrate laser technology into clothing for Mika’s music video and was recently invited to design a laser jacket for Bono’s stage performance.
A lot of his project’s have been heavily financed and supported by the likes of swarovski without which it would have been impossible to produce as the level of manpower, technical skill and material cost exceeds traditional production processes above and beyond!
The projects were introduced with an explanation of the original concept, the methods of production and a concluded with reflection of how the end outcome performed and was received. I thought this was a really inspiring and insightful way to present such unique creations.
I was blown away by the level of skill, technical ability, methodical thinking and innovation invested in each of these projects… He uses LED technology is alternative ways and really pushes the boundaries to help others realise a concept and make it a reality.
For further explorations check out his blog or follow his tweets.