Francis Bitonti Studio has teamed up with United Nude and 3D Systems for the release their collection Mutatio, 2015.
The collection includes a shoe developed in collaboration with United Nude. The project is a speculation on the future of customization, each shoe in the edition is unique generated by an algorithm developed by the designer. Francis Bitonti: ‘It’s not so much about making something customizable. I wanted to think of a product as an algorithm’. Each shoe in the edition is uniquely generated by varying inputs to a computer application we developed in the studio. The same software and algorithms were used to generate an accessories collection to be manufactured by 3D Systems and released this fall. The collection mixes both new and traditional crafting techniques. The heel of the shoe is 3D Printed so that each one can be unique and plated with gold and finished with a leather upper.