Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhömer

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Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer

Dutch shoe designer Marloes ten Bhömer has created a pair of 3D-printed shoes that can be individually made to fit perfectly. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12.

Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer

Currently on show at the Design Museum Holon in Israel, the Rapidprototypedshoe is modelled on a computer and produced using a 3D printer that layers two different materials in microscopic structures.

Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer

Certain parts of the shoe can be removed and replaced when they wear out.

Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer

The object is on show as part of an exhibition called Mechanical Couture - Fashioning a New Order, which explores the role machines and technology can play in redefining fashion and is on show at the museum until January 2011.

Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer

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Here's some more information from ten Bhömer:


Rapidprototypedshoe / 2010

Rapidprototypedshoe is built using an additive manufacturing technology in which successive layers of a photopolymer material is UV cured. Rapidprototypedshoe is built in one go, but consist of two different materials.

Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer

The concept of the shoe is based on the idea of the absence of assembly work in Rapid Manufacturing, however the shoe is designed in such a way, that it can be dismantled for the purpose of replacing parts. The different material properties within the shoe are created by constructing/layering the material in microscopic structures from two different materials. A myriad of different material properties can be created using this method.

Rapidprototypedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer

Mechanical Couture; Fashioning a New Order, 14 October 2010 – 8 January 2011, Design Museum Holon, Israel
Curators: Curatorsquared; Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox
Other exhibitors; Dai Fujiwara, Shelley Fox, Ying Gao
and Simon Thorogood


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  • andrea

    this made me think about Phillip's idea…

  • Thiefsie

    I want more pictures with feet in then, and perhaps an idea of the fashion that the designer/photographer thinks may suit the shoes…

    These look cool, if a little uncomfortable… not sure about the hardiness of them either but very funky!

    Do they flex etc?

  • jsc

    i like how the shoe is designed in rhino

  • Pony the Trap

    The image with the technician sitting utterly non-plussed in his chair is delicious. "Pointless sodding shoes…" Great how you can replace some bits of the shoe when they wear out as you would with any other shoe. Fy Fan.

    • http://mohka.co.uk canvas prints

      "The image with the technician sitting utterly non-plussed in his chair is delicious. "Pointless sodding shoes…""
      Took the words right off of my keys! That was the highlight of this article for me too!
      Yet another example of form over function.. when does applied art become useless design??

      • Smoothtalker

        Sometimes the function is the style. Get over it.

  • http://variabledimensions.tumblr.com/ Emmatr0n

    Blister-tastic! Nice concept though…

  • kle

    very nice Idea ! It looks a bit though like a foot is being sliced :-)

  • GoodHeart

    It reminds me of Raffaello Scardigli's work!!!

    • goodbouginia

      realy…..goodheart…..it's very Raffaello Scardigli's work!!!

  • luckyluke

    The idea to design a rapid manufactured object with the possibility to take it apart is pretty cool.

  • http://www.spiralyne.co.uk multivitamins

    Lol. Funny article and photo but I really think 3d prinitng will take off in a big way. As soon as the price of the printers comes down there'll be a lot of exciting custom products coming out.