Riina O x Helen Leigh Leather Covered Unicorn Robot at Robotex 2018!
Riina O is thrilled to announce our next appearance at the largest Robotics Festival on the Planet - Robotex International 2018, held in Tallinn, Estonia, 30th November - 2nd December. There will be over 75 speakers from 20 countries taking the stage in Tallinn through 30th Nov - 1st Dec 2018 at Robotex International Conference whilst the Robotex EXPO will display the cutting edge robotics innovations. Being part of it with Riina O x Helen Leigh leather covered unicorn robot
Leather covered unicorn robot by Riina O x Helen Leigh
Riina O is always interested in exciting collaborations, no matter how unexpected they might sound at first. This season one of the collaborations reaches out all the way into the robotics! Together with the maker, educator and children´s author Helen Leigh was created a black leather robot unicorn with metal studs and an opalescent 3D printed horn, controlled by gestures with an elbow length microchipped leather glove. Based on the unicorn robot model Helen had created earli
Riina O Performing Medicine at Wellcome Collection
Riina O was invited to join a group of surgeons at the Wellcome Collection in London for the Saturday Studio event on the 17th November, aimed at the young audience of 14-19-year-olds. The intention of the Saturday Studio was to explore key skills which underpin surgical care, using an accessible and participative approach. The interactive event included three sessions: Glovemaking and Hand Surgery, Surgical Skills- Learning by Touch & Textile art- the Textile Body. Paired wi
Riina O will be at Wellcome Collection this Saturday, 17th Nov!
Riina O will be introducing the craft of glove making next to surgeons and artists performing medicine at the Wellcome Collection in London this Saturday, 17th of November 2018. The event is welcoming 14-19-year-olds to come to have a look and take part in various medicine, art and craft related activities. Wellcome Collection is one of my personal favourite museums in London - a hidden gem full of medical wonders and curiosity cabinets with wonders from around the world thro
Riina O made gloves for the Lady Mayoress of London
For many years The Glovers Company of London has been running the student glove design competition to encourage practical and innovative glove design among young people. The winner for 2018 competition of gloves for the Lady Mayoress was Ruvarashe Claudia Torto from Manchester Metropolitan University. I had the chance to meet her in person at the formal Glovers luncheon in a City of London Livery Hall back in July, when she and the other winners were awarded. Riina O was lat
Riina O at China Craft Week
The first week of November Riina O travelled to a novel destination - all the way to China, to showcase at China Craft Week in Hangzhou, held at the Creative Design Centre. From the 1st to the 5th of November Riina O was exhibiting and selling a selection of gloves and small accessories, featuring our newest collection "Luciferase" with the high-tech retroreflective leather detailing on luxurious leather gloves. The exhibition brought together a number of top designers and ma