In a five-day challenge, participants are tasked with creating at least five prototypes or sample shoes using everyday items like toothbrushes, tubing, tennis balls, and scrap wood. The main focus is on the shoe’s shape, not fancy features. Participants gather interesting materials and document them using knolling, explaining why they’re suitable for the project. The shoes need to be wearable and able to stand on their own as one-piece creations. This challenge encourages resourcefulness and creativity, pushing participants to think differently.
The prototypes showcase how ordinary items can be transformed into unique shoe designs. This hands-on experience emphasises the connection between materials and design. The resulting collection demonstrates the endless creative possibilities of everyday objects. The goal of this project was to enhance the students’ rapid prototyping ability.
Supervised by Prof. Martin Postler, Benjamin Unterluggauer & Jonathan Pohl-Hannemann