Monday, January 17, 2011
"Deconstructing the Shoe"
Hers are pure experimental visions.
It's hard to tell the shoe from the most ground-breaking design. Because the creations of Dutch designer Marloes ten Bhömer are cutting-edge projects that go far beyond the traditional vision of ordinary shoes.
Her language focuses on clean lines, materials and techniques that are much closer to architecture and design than to fashion. No clichés, no fashion codes, no pre-existing categories.
These shoes have no upper, often even no insole, and are inspired to artistic, technological and architectural projects, leaving out mere functionality. Surreal, unique, surprising works already showcased in London, Tokyo, Germany, Holland, Zimbabwe, Melbourne and Washington.
Her latest work, called Rapidprototypedshoe, has been on show until January 8th at the Design Museum in Holon, Israel, within the exhibition Mechanical Couture; Fashioning a New Order.
Rapidprototypedshoe is based on the concept of 3D printing and hot laser techniques: futuristic shoes that may be disassembled and created without assembling operations. A glance into the future starting from the feet.