We as humans are creating an enormous invisible network on top of our existing biosphere; the infosphere. This infosphere consists of networks and radiowaves. It’s our new, ever expanding environment that grows at a staggering rate. Yet we roam around unprotected with privacy sensitive data. This data might easily be tracked and misused by virtually everyone; random people, but also companies and governments. It has become impossible to control which information about us is revealed and what stays hidden. We are not in control of our own privacy anymore. And privacy is what makes us human.
Clothing has always been a method to protect ourselves against the possible threats of the biosphere, like the cold or extreme heat. Project KOVR is protecting you from the infosphere. It does so by using metalliferous fabrics that shields the computerchips in your cards, clothing and car keys; even making your phone untraceable. It blocks every incoming and outgoing signal, keeping you safe from radiowaves and radiation. Project KOVR believes in being able to choose when to be traceable. In people regaining control over their privacy and data. So when preferred, the black pockets allow you to still be reachable with your device of choice.
Stay human in an information-driven environment.
It’s here. Project KOVR launches a new and even smarter design of the Anti-Surveillance Coat. The ASC Type II is a privacy protection coat that is made so your data is safe while allowing you to be ‘disconnected’. Protect yourself and your privacy in style with this unisex coat that can be worn inside-out.
The ASC Type II protects you and your privacy. By using multiple layers of metalliferous fabrics it creates a wearable Faraday cage, blocking every incoming and outgoing signal. Want to stay connected? The black pockets allow you to still be reachable with your device of choice. You decide.
KOVR (pronounced cover) is a project of Dutch designers Marcha Schagen and Leon Baauw. The projects name comes from Esperanto, created to be an easy-to-learn, universal language. Its goal was to put aside political and cultural differences and enhance communication transparency.
Project KOVR is an ongoing project aimed at giving the individual the power to weapon itself against the unwanted tracing of everyday objects.
Creates wearable objects, fashion, installations and performances. Emerging from her own fascinations based on social issues, Schagens (1991) work invites the audience to form their own opinion.
Rotterdam based designer with a strong focus on the contemporary and future affairs regarding society. Baauw (1991) is involved in education and active as researcher at The Accessibility Foundation.
We use metal-containing fabric in all of our products. Multiple layers of nickel, copper, and polyester provide full protection for your information.
Want to stay connected? The black pockets allow you to still be reachable with your device of choice. You decide.
The Anti-Surveillance Backpack is reinforced with a stainless steel shell. Owners can place their phone in the black front pocket in order to remain reachable.
The Anti-Surveillance Coat protects you and your privacy against the threats of our information-driven environment. This new, ever expanding environment consists of networks and radiowaves. Yet we roam around unprotected with privacy-sensitive data. This unisex coat which makes use of metalliferous fabrics that shields the computerchips in your cards, clothing and car keys; even making your phone untraceable. It blocks every incoming and outgoing signal, keeping you and your personal data safe from radiowaves and radiation. We believe in people regaining control over their privacy and data. So when preferred, the black pockets allow you to still be reachable with your device of choice.
Launched early 2016, the ASC Type I was immediately picked up by the media. So far this design has traveled the world, as it has been featured in many exhibitions and shows. Interested in displaying the ASC Type I on your event? Contact us for more information.
There is a possibility to place a request for the ASC-Type I. If you want more information or when interested in a business inquiry, please contact us.
2017 | CyberArts 2017 - International Compendium Prix Ars Electronica |
Daily Science |
BBC Culture |
2016 | Bright.nl | RTL 5 Galileo | Fashnerd | The Huffington Post | Amsterdam Fashion Week | NPO Radio 2 | NOSop3 | Ruptly | Metro News | Hyperallergic | Vice China | The Creators Project | The New Fashion Society | BNR EyeOpeners | NPO Radio Funx | VPRO de Nachtcorrespondent
Circl - Dating Dutch Design |
Dutch Design Week: 5 years Driving Dutch Design, Amsterdam [NL] |
Dutch Design Week: Dating Dutch Design, Eindhoven [NL] |
STARTS Prize Bozar, Brussels [BE] |
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz [AT] |
Look Forward FashionTech Festival, Paris [FR] |
Night of the Nerds, Eindhoven [NL] |
Tec Art, Rotterdam [NL]
2016 | Bright Day | Dutch Design Week: The Making of Your World | Design Perron | Dutch Design x Kickstarter - Become part of Dutch Design now | How to stay Human in an Infosphere | Tegenlicht Meet Up: Offline als luxe | What's Up? Smart Fabrication