Part of the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009, 12 February — 14 June at the Design Museum, London include After Hours, which presents the step-by-step procedure for making Rotationalmouldedshoe by Marloes ten Bhomer.
From material developments and experiments to the pouring, moulding and de-moulding process, along with a menagerie of material tests and failures, culminating in the finished pair. The stylized representation of the manufacturing process resembles a factory abandoned in the middle of production, and comments on the aesthetics, value, and economics of the machine-made.
Almost as beautiful as the shoe itself is the rotational moulding device created to create the shoes.
If you would like to make your own DIY Roto-molding machine check out this video.
Marloes ten Bhomer produces shoes that are both provocative and otherworldly. Her work fuses artistic and technological experiment in order to discover shoes anew. Ten Bhomer’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally and she gives lectures about her work worldwide. She takes on challenging commissions from galleries and private clients. check out more of her wild couture shoes using a wide range of innovative design and production techniques..