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Hacking Infinity, Shoes

Decorative Arts and Design
Hacking Infinity, Shoes

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Iris van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984), designer
Noritaka Tatehana (Japanese, born 1985), designer
In collaboration with United Nude and 3D Systems, manufacturers

Date

March 2015

Medium

Laser-cut cow leather, 3-D-printed photopolymer, and stereolithography resin

Accession #

2015.171.1-2

Dimensions

Support/Overall: 6 x 9 x 3 7/8 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen collaborated with Japanese shoe designer Noritaka Tatehana to create a work that challenges and transforms contemporary structure and methods of shoe design. The duo utilized a marriage of traditional handcraft and 3-D printing technology for this strikingly unconventional shoe form. Designed for van Herpen’s 2015 Hacking Infinity collection, the shoe is made of 3-D printed “crystals” [SLA resin and photopolymer] and laser-cut, hand-applied leather strapping.

Credit

Purchase with funds from wish Foundation