A Camper Intern Invents Vacuum-Molded Shoes
From Fast Company
January 22, 2013 - 5:45pm
Dutch designer Eric Hullegie conceived the idea for the conceptual kicks at Camper’s Mallorca campus. After a brief stint at the Camper summer workshop, Dutch designer Eric Hullegie completed a half-year internship with the company in Mallorca, where he dove deep into what truly sets his heart afire: process, process, process. “My focus is not on designing finished products or on mastering or applying known artisanal skills. Instead, I concentrate on ways of production,” he tells Co.Design of the vacuum-molded collection he created. The Shoefactory Revised: Vacuum series represents an evolution of that ideology, as Hullegie set out to establish a new aesthetic by experimenting with novel fabrication strategies and base materials. In terms of form, it was important to keep his creations close to what we’re already able to recognize as footwear. “Th...
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