London Designer’s Bone-Inspired 3D Printed Pumps
(ShowtimeArts/ChaeminHong) London based footwear designer Chaemin Hong used 3D printing in the design of her A/W 2013-14 collection inspired from animal’s bone. The collection consists of 10 different styles.
Hong said her design is just combination of the dismantled bones. The concept that got started with the concept of new creations, sought to re-create the feel and shape by using diverse techniques. Digital imaging and 3D printing helps Hong to provide products with very distinct tastes without any limitation.
“Human beings observe the animals in the natural state on TV, and watch the animals’ survival instinct as if they are surprised. Bones of the animals, sources of protein, that were thrown away leave behind animal form. It is not like the animals disappeared: Instead, they were merely dismantled. When the bones re-combine to formulate a new form to create yet another creation, I wonder whether they could instill life into something new instead of merely serving as the remnant of the food chain,” explains Hong.