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2008/112/4 Swimming goggles and packaging, rubber / plastic / paper, designed by Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garcons, for Speedo, made by Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, China, 2007. Click to enlarge.

Speedo swimming goggles designed by Rei Kawakubo

Designed by Kawakubo, Rei in Japan, 2007.

In 2007, Australian swimwear company, Speedo Australia, collaborated with Japanese fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, to launch a collection of competitive swimwear for men and women. The project followed several collaborations between high-profile designers and international sports companies to produce fashionable sportswear and accessories. These goggles are from the Speedo, Comme des Garcons range.

Kawakubo conceived this project in response to a lack of fashionable compe...

Summary

Object No.

2008/112/4

Object Statement

Swimming goggles and packaging, rubber / plastic / paper, designed by Rei Kawakubo, Comme des Garcons, for Speedo, made by Speedo Australia Pty Ltd, China, 2007

Physical Description

A pair of swimming goggles and four pieces of packaging. The goggles are stored in a hinged, transparent plastic case with a hook on one end and a fastening clasp at the other. The goggles are made from black plastic and rubber with an adjustable strap in translucent blue rubber. The strap has is has been folded and kept in place with a white twist-tie. The case features the Speedo and Comme des Garcons logos. Inside the case are two folded pamphlets containing information and instructions on care and usage as well as piece of clear plastic packaging to hold the goggles in place in the case.

Dimensions

Height

55 mm

Width

180 mm

Depth

57 mm

Production

Designed

Kawakubo, Rei Japan 2007

Notes

In 2007, Australian swimwear company, Speedo Australia, collaborated with Japanese fashion designer, Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons, to launch a collection of competitive swimwear for men and women. This pair of goggles was made in China for that range.

History

Notes

In 2007, Speedo Australia donated these goggles and other items from its Speedo, Comme des Garcons collection to the Powerhouse Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Speedo Australia, 2008

Acquisition Date

28 May 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

Speedo swimming goggles designed by Rei Kawakubo 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 8 December 2019, <https://ma.as/367038>

Wikipedia

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