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Pair of knee pads - Cybernetic Collection

Cybernetic Collection

  • Object:

    Pair of knee pads

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    1991 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Inoue, Ryo (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rubber and metal

  • Museum number:

    T.116:1, 2-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of knee pads in rubber and metal.

Place of Origin

Japan (made)


1991 (made)


Inoue, Ryo (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Rubber and metal

Object history note

This ensemble was designed by the Japanese designer Ryo Inoue and donated to the Street Style Exhibition to represent the Cyberpunk look for 1991.

The designer said: "The title of this collection was Cybernetic Collection (a fusion of the human body, technology and media). The message I wanted to deliver was that of the human body as a part of media/information and also to question the environment which surrounds us by laying technology close to the body. The final outcome was a collection, eclectic in concept, in which I was to interpret the movement of human joints and muscles with metal."

Purchased. Registered File number 1994/173.

Descriptive line

Pair of knee pads, rubber and metal, part of Cyberpunk outfit, designed by Ryo Inove, Japan, 1991.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy and Cathie Dingwall, eds. Surfers Soulies Skinheads & Skaters: Subcultural Style from the Forties to the Nineties. London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 1996.


Rubber; Metal


Fashion; Men's clothes; Accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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