on 30. Dec 2010
LZR racer swimming suits, the most technologically advanced performance swimsuits ever produced, gained big notoriety in 2008. Swimmers wearing the LZR Racer have broken over 90 world records since the suitâ€™s launch in 2008, and won 33 out of 36 Olympic medals. Due to recent changes in rules for competition swimsuits by the FINA (FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de Natation), a large number of previously manufactured swimsuits were made obsolete when they could no longer be worn for competitions.
Cyril Shing, senior lecturer at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, together with his students, were challenged by 200 pieces of unusable swimsuits donated by Speedo. They went on to research possible reuses for swimsuits as architectural components and as art objects.
Research was carried