Hand Made - Shoe Design in Italy
Description: Through travelling and exploring various parts of Italy, students were able experience the rich cultural heritage behind the process of shoemaking and design. Aspects ranging from leather tanning to digital shoe design were explored at various locations. By visiting many industrial design and apparel brands, a connection was made between the two different forms of design.
Destinations: Turin, Milan, Florence
Locations: Bertone, Pininfarina, Kristina Ti, Superga, Giugiaro, Milan Politecnico, Musea Cibici di Bigevano, Torielli, Scuola del Cuoio, Leather Tannery, Gucci Museum, Da Vinci Museum, Ferragamo Museum, Pitti Filatti
Deliverables: Final Prototype, Process Book, Inspiration Board
Final design inspired by the stylization of classic wing-tip shoes combined with the comfort of an athletic EVA foam outsole. The form lines on the upper meet the luxury car-inspired lower to become a finalized design.
Final Design Orthographic and Rendering