OurOwnsKIN I Human skin inspired 3D printed Footwear

OurOwnsKIN (2015-17) is an Innovate UK and Arts Council England funded, Bloomsbury Academia published, collaborative research project exploring the interplay between man, material, and machine to create innovative footwear design constructions inspired by human skin. The project places human over machines as design directives for 3D print lattices. The aim is to harness the capabilities of 3D…

Reboot Kings College London I footwear for people diagnosed with EB

Reboot – Kings College London OurOwnsKIN (Liz Ciokajlo and Rhian Solomon) consulted on a scoping research project with Kings College London which aimed to redesign footwear for people diagnosed with Epidermolysis Bullosa – a rare skin condition affecting around 5,000 people in the UK. OurOwnsKIN, alongside Walk With Path (a healthcare product company) participated in…

Kyrgyz Material Culture – Arts Council International Development Fund with TUMAR

Kyrgyz material culture was a project between Art Group Tumar and Liz Ciokajlo, facilitated by Liliya Serazetdinova funds granted by The British Council and Arts Council England Artist’s International Development Fund. The Aim of the Project… was to learn about traditional Kyrgyz nomadic material culture and to share UK approaches to footwear design. On the trip we explored and developed a new prototype…

Clarks I Design Innovation Consultant

Clarks I Design Innovation Consultant Over 2013-2015 a series of designs and prototypes for 3D print were made with the team at Clarks in Somerset. The contract focused on using only 3D printers and materials for footwear production to help better understand the challenges and opportunities in the design and product development stages. We worked…

Felt Shoes

The Felt Shoes are the foundation pieces in the Natural Selection collection. Made from 100% wool felt of high quality from Daimer Filze http://www.daimer-filze.com  , essentially felt tubes are moulded into and around 3D printed forms using millinery techniques. Binders are stratigically added to vary densities creating hollow heels and suspended foot beds. This reduces components and…

WEARABLE FUTURES

Talk… WEARABLE FUTURES 10th and 11th December 2013 London hosted by and at Ravensbourne I am part of the Wearable Expressions panel December 11th 2:30-3:30 Exploring the future of wearables, from smart materials to new technologies, a place for designers, innovators, and all creative minds. A series of talks and discussion panels from thinkers and doers in…