Past Products

The approach to designing footwear is underpinned by years designing product and furniture mainly at the London consultancy Hollington Associates. There we designed furniture for Herman Miller to SCP, the retailer producer who gave most of the big British based furniture designers a platform outlet. The metal stacking chair is part of the Design Museums collection.…

3D Printshow

Exhibit… 3D Printshow, Paris and London times over November 2013 at each location Liz Ciokajlo is a London-based designer with a background in product & furniture design, and fashion accessories. Her work focuses on the objectifying of the shoe. Her latest project, ‘Natural Selection’ started with the examination of how 3D printing could alter footwear…

INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT

Finalist and exhibit… INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT Trieste, Italy 12th-13th July One of 10 accessory designers chosen to showcase innovation and creativity.  Thousands apply and 30 are chosen, 10 for each area Fashion, Accessories or Jewellery. International Talent Support or ITS mission is stated in the name: to give visibility, support and a voice to young talent from…

VISITORS AND NATIVES: THE SHOES AND TALENTS OF TOMORROW

Exhibit… VISITORS AND NATIVES: THE SHOES AND TALENTS OF TOMORROW  International Footwear Museum Vigevano September 14th to December 10th 2013 Organized by the Footwear Museum of the Council of Vigevano, backed by Assocalzaturifici and the Province of Pavia, “Visitors and Natives” shows footwear by fifty talented young designers divided between “natives”, Italians of various experience and…

THE ARTS FOUNDATION Talk at the V&A

TALK… MATERIALS INNOVATION: A TRANS-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH On Tuesday 17th September as part of The Arts Foundation’s Materials Innovation talk, Liz spoke about the materiality of The Natural Selection footwear project discussing how materials inform footwear structures and how practice based research can focus material research. Later spoke with Rhian Solomon about a future collaborator sKINship…

ALIVE: NEW DESIGN FRONTIERS

  Exhibit… ALIVE: NEW DESIGN FRONTIERS BioCouture ‘Grown Shoe’ Espace Foundation EDF, Paris, 26 april – 1 september 2013 A collaborative project under the BioCouture Fashion research consultancy directed by founder Suzanne Lee. Building on the innovative work of Suzanne we collaborated to research, explore and produce a ‘grown shoe’ from bacteria cellulose. The project was supported…

Binders and Non-wovens

So the key to getting started was first to source and identify potential non-wovens and binders.  I really was in the dark… My first stop was to go to the peaceful shop Handweavers in the no so peaceful location Seven Sisters Road.  I collected a sampling of fibres both cellulose (plant based) and protein (animal). Selection…