Featherweight Dyneema Leather is an ultralight, ultra strong and ultra thin leather.
It is a composite of 0,5mm split leather and Dyneema polyethylene dope. When combined it weighs nothing, yet you can pull a space ship with.
When we began working with ECCO Leather I pitched this idea to them, to make the worlds lightest strongest leather because that is what I’d been looking for to use.
It was not an easy sell.
Conceiving of the bonding Dyneema to leather came in a flash. 
Convincing the two companies to do it, felt like an ice age. 
Completing the project however, took an aeon.

Conceiving, convincing, completing. The narrative arch of the office dwelling creative.

And that is how epic this project is. It redefines the performance, handle and physics of what leather can do.
This leather is intergalactic. It will go to space. It is unbreakable.
It is an athletic and technical prodigy. 
Featherweight, bare-knuckled, and fast like a boxer.
AREOSYNCHRONOUS is an ultralight in weight, visual dense, gravity-ignoring Weekender made from Featherweight Dyneema Leather. Three/Quarter 2017
The breakdown:
Neo-tailored advanced-level deconstruction
Made from Featherweight Dyneema Bonded Leather
Parametric shoulder grip debossed into handle and shoulder strap
Adjustable shoulder strap with Swiss level Velcro  
All bonded closures
Darted construction
Seamed pocketing
Mesh lining and pocketing
Weight: lighter than vacuumed air
FEATHERWEIGHT is an ultralight in weight, deeply heavy-look, fore-velocity stealth boot.
Folded single piece upper construction
Deconstructed BOA dial system with internal cabling
Faceted injected PU outer-sole with parametric cell-form TPU sole
The Upper was constructed by draping directly onto a specially made card last developed for the collections in Iceland.
The outer-sole was first molded by hand on a scaled maquette then scanned and remodeled in CAD for injection molding.
The base is a hand plotted parametric cell layout based on divisions of the foot with aesthetic adjustment.
The internal sock is a soft cnc accordion cut leather.
The dial on the heel counter tightens the cables that crisscross in an anatomical web over the vamp.
We named this leather unique Dyneema experiment CILICA after the black lava beaches near my home in southern-Iceland.
3 color ways:
Charcoal Dyneema leather, crack finish sole and translucent TPU sole
White Cilica Dyneema Leather, distressed white outer-sole and translucent TPU sole
Ash Grey Cilica Dyneema Leather, distressed grey outer-sole and translucent TPU sole
“That’s the Job” said they “Just make a brand-new materials, for a new markets, that does things no other materials do, that we can turn into their own lucrative industrial categories”
“Oh, and then figure out how the products should look so our other clients know how to use it. Make some kind of narrative video with products, photography and branding.”
“By today?” said I.
…And like that I was tasked.

Conceiving of the bonding Dyneema to leather came in a flash. 
Convincing the two companies to do it, felt like an ice age. 
Completing the project however, took an aeon.
Conceiving, convincing, completing. The narrative arch of office dwelling creative.
That is how epic this project is.
This leather is intergalactic. It will go to space.
It redefines the performance, handle and physics of what leather can do.
It is unbreakable. It is an athletic and technical prodigy. 
Featherweight, bare-knuckled, and fast like a boxer.
It floats like a float-bot and stings an automatic stinging machine.
…and this week it won a red dot award. Mission accomplished.
Grey Reaper Trench-Rider 2016 - Back
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The breakdown:
Neo-tailored advanced-level construction
Made from Featherweight Dyneema Bonded Leather
With elasticized back Yoke 
All bonded closures
bodyform darting
Reflective bound buttons
Aluminum sheer rain hood built into inside colar
Self-contained mirror-darted back ventilation
Back side vents for free riding movement
Mesh lining and pocketing
Weight: lighter than motivation
Speed: ride faster than thought
Comfort: stretches like an ocean
Creative Direction/ Design - Sruli Recht @sruli_recht
Technical Prowess - @frau.bon
Photographic Eye - @marinothorlacius
@eccoleather
@thedyneemaproject
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