Third year assignment 2013, choose an ethnical shoe and create a replica, then design a collection of 4 pairs of shoes, for the Academy of Fine Arts in Sint-Niklaas Belgium (SASK).
Design is based on the tetrahedral structure of oxygen in water. The heel is 3D-printed in polyamide. The leather of the shoe and the veil is hand-carved into small tetraheders. Although the veil connects the two feet, it is still possible to walk.
Part of the collection Nano ft is inspired by nanotechnology. This relatively new area in science explores nature and technology at a very small scale. One nanometer is equivalent to comparing the size of a blueberry with the size of the earth. Things look and behave very different at the small scale of atoms and molecules. This was the inspiration for the collection.
© Katrien Herdewyn, photo by David Collart.