Monday, February 05, 2007


An industrialist at heart, Tom Dixon has always found inspiration in using raw material and looking to find new ways of working with them. The collaboration with Lacoste offered Tom just this challenge. When Rene Lacoste designed the now iconic polo shirt, it revolutionized men's sportswear, replacing the woven fabric of classic shirts with a new and lighter knitted fabric called "jersey petit pique". The inspiration for the Techno Polo sterns from a desire to continue Lacoste's heritage into the engineering of textiles for increased performance and durability. Tom examined ways of working with steel and lurex fibres, and after extensive trials at the Lacoste factory, the Techno Polo was born. It combines hi-tech weaving of lurex fibres and cotton to create a contemporary take on classic sportswear.

more funky than richie hawtin's haircut..


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