At next month’s London Design Festival, designer Marloes ten BhÃ¶mer will be presenting and discussing a series of investigative pieces, processes, tests and trials for a new footwear collection informed by engineering principles. Above, her Rotationalmouldedshoe.
The high-heeled woman is a complex construct, one designed for and ultimately sanctioned to the man-made environment. A Measurable Factor Sets the Conditions of its Operation is an exhibition that presents her research into ‘the woman in motion’ as an engineering problem.
“Marloes ten BhÃ¶mer’s aim is to completely replace the standard and regimented approaches to footwear design and manufacturing with the working processes of engineering. This method, which purposefully shirks fashion trends and styles, is based on research into the structural parameters required to support a foot (in a high-heeled position) while in motion.” says the Stanley Picker Gallery.