Drinkbot DressAnouk Wipprecht
Photographer Allan Amato
Leather, Electronic components, 3D printing
Drinkbot Dress is a Robotic Cocktail Dress. It is made of leather and electronic components with housing made through sintering, a 3D printing process. The dress comes with a backpack that holds a microcontroller and a peristaltic pump which allows fluids to flow through, with an heart-shaped center that holds the shot glass in place while pouring a drink, by the push of a button, a mini cocktail of Gin & Tonic is being served to you.
Drinkbot Dress is a streamlined adaption on one of Wipprecht’s earlier designs, called DareDroid (2011). Created in collaboration with Jane Tingley and Marius Kintel, this dress combined medical technology, customized hardware, and human biometrics to offer an entertaining experience. The human host and the robotic dress work together to provide you with a cocktail in exchange for a game of truth or dare.
Dutch Tech-minded Fashion Designer Anouk Wipprecht wants to make fashion ahead of her time, combining the latest in science and technology to make fashion an experience that transcends mere appearances. She wants her garments to facilitate and augment the interactions we have with ourselves and our surroundings. Her Spider Dress is a perfect example of this aesthetic, where sensors and moveable arms on the dress help to create a more defined boundary of personal space while employing a fierce style. Partnering up with companies such as Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Microsoft, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, and 3D printing company Materialise she researches how our future would look as we continue to embed technology into what we wear.