Marloes ten Bohmer, Pressedleathershoe, 2011

Dutch designer Marloes ten Bhömer’s designs exemplify a new aesthetic through the structural possibilities created by blending non-traditional technologies and materials. Her shoes take their origins from traditional production principles despite the fact that they are, in fact, slowly developed, manufactured and are created as luxury items.

Pressedleathershoe is produced utilizing a multi-step leather forming production technique. The leather is soaked in water for greater elasticity and then pressed between a two-part mold to form the 3D shape. Pressedleathershoe is pressed from 3 pieces of preformed leather.

Nine molds for Pressedleathershoe, 2011
Material tests, mold parts, vacuum formed parts, design tests and final shoe; plastic and leather
Lent by the artist

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