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 crystal structure of Silicon. The shoe is 3D-printed in polyamide.
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.