Sunday, November 28, 2010

Architecture of Shoes

Dutch designer Marloes ten Bhömer produces really extraordinary shoes that are never seen before using technology, construction techniques and art at the same time. These shoes are saving women from cliches and ordinary styles and they are "wearable arts".

Red Mâché Shoe.
Materials: Stainless steel and leather. The MARLOESTENBHÖMER™ leather-mâché technique is a leather laminating technique, which abolishes the use of a shoe upper pattern and allows for a varied wall.

Rotational Moulded Shoe.
Materials: Polyurethane rubber and stainless steel. Rotational moulded shoe was specifically designed for the After Hours installation in the Krannert Art Museum in Illinois, USA.

Blue Mâché Shoe.
Materials: Leather and stainless steel. The MARLOESTENBHÖMER™ leather-mâché technique is a leather laminating technique.

Grey Glassfibre Shoe.
Materials: leather and fibreglass.Design evolution of the previous “Carbonfibreshoe”, made from a layered piece of fibreglass pressed in a two-piece mould

Moulded Leather Shoe.
Materials: Vegetable tanned leather and carbon fibre.

No Heels Leather Shoe.
Materials: Leather. Study that explores the possible formal qualities when producing “Noheelsshoe” in rotating mould.

No Heels Shoe.
Materials: Polyurethane resin. Shoes cast in polyurethane resin in a two-piece mould. Refers even less to exiting footwear typologies due to the erased heel.

Ten Bhömer's works are also exhibited in museums, galleries internationally and she gives lectures about her work worldwide.

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