Designer 3D-prints shoes representing
12 of his lovers

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Honey 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz

Design Miami 2013: artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz used twelve of his former flames as the inspiration for these 3D-printed shoes, presented at a pop-up shop that opened to coincide with Design Miami.

Cry Baby 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
This image: Cry Baby. Main image: Honey

"I had been interested for years in creating a project that could revisit the relationships and women that had been so important at another time," Errazuriz told Dezeen. "Like anyone else I have always found it quite incredible that when it comes to romantic relationships over the years, different people will represent a vital role in our lives even though later we might never see many of them again."

Cry Baby 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
Cry Baby

In 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers, each of the high-heeled shoes is designed for a woman Errazuriz previously had a relationship with, some of which lasted years and others just one night.

Heart Breaker 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
Heart Breaker

"The idea was to try and review those past sexual and romantic relationships from a distance of time," said Errazuriz. "To expose yourself to scrutiny and judgment and invite others to check their own romantic relationships with their beauties, flaws, failures and success."

Heart Breaker 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
Heart Breaker

The shape of each shoe represents how he remembers its counterpart: either by a nickname, a personal attribute or sexual behaviour.

The Boss 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
The Boss

First in the series is Honey, a shoe formed from a yellow honeycomb pattern modelled on a girl that was too nice for him.

The Boss 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
The Boss

Red shoes in the collection include Heart Breaker, which has an arrow through the back, Hot Bitch that appears to be melting and The Jetsetter with an aeroplane model forming a stiletto heel.

GI Jane 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
G.I. Jane

The green G.I. Jane shoe has a small soldier figurine on the toe, made for a girl who went commando on their date and who's father was an army colonel.

The Virgin 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
The Virgin

A pure white effigy of the Virgin Mary forms the heel on another, with her garments flowing into the front of the design. Other models are named The Ghost, The Rock and The Boss.

The Rock 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
The Rock

All of the shoes were digitally modelled then 3D-printed from PET plastic using a Makerbot Replicator 2.

Jet Setter 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
Jet Setter

"It's the first time we used a 3D printer," Errazuriz told Dezeen. "The idea was to create digital sculptures on 3D programs that could then not only be used to fabricate one-off shoe sculptures that could be purchased by an art collector, but also have the potential to be turned into injection plastic moulds."

Gold Digger 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
Gold Digger

The collection is on show at a pop-up shop for Brazilian shoe brand Melissa in Miami until 6 January.

Gold Digger 12 shoes for 12 lovers by Sebastian Errazuriz
Gold Digger

Shoes in another representational series we've featured undergo physical changes to reflect birth, life, death and resurrection.

  • emerie

    Who has twelve lovers?

  • John Paul Jah

    Your mother must have really done a number on you, chief.

  • Steeevyo

    12? What a slut!

  • proturan

    I liked the idea for this series but found the forms ultimately boring. Generally, these are aesthetically non committal, unvaried beyond thematic surfacing, and really suffice only as a series dedicated to a boring love of moderate heels.

  • Shellshocked

    I think the idea is interesting and some are pretty cool and wearable – meanwhile you must have reached lucky 13 ;)