The Mao Jacket

24lbs of Glycerin Soap
700ft of Quilting Thread

Problem:

1. Use no more than two materials

2. Materials must be commonly found

3. Method of assembly must be logically consistent with the material's intrinsic properties

Bonus: Transform materials so that they are no longer recognizeable.

Process:

1. Melt glycerin soap into 0.5cm thick sheets.

2. Additively cut sheets into polygonal mosaic blocks.

3. Sew with needle and clear quilting thread. Through trial-and-error, the sewing pattern was chosen for its ability to distribute tension in thread and reduce stress against soap tiles.

The fabrication process took place over the course of 20 days. 24lbs of soap translates to approximately 750 tiles.

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