mechanics/ technology/ artisanal craftmanship
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Sculptural heel/ interchangeables spare parts
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
I believe that customization can be distinctive characteristic, which makes the product unique in the women’s luxury footwear sector, is one which could be extremely interesting from a marketing point of view because It allows the classic concept of personalization to be extended to include further post-sales personalization, thereby increasing profitability and customer loyalty thanks to the creation of a spare parts aftermarket.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in January 2010. Still operating in Italy.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
CNC milling machines / sintering / 6082 Anticorodal Alluminium / Titaniumm / Silver / handmade murano glass beads / crystals
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
As you can see from the photos in attachment, my stilettos are “assembled” on an extremely lightweight insole made of aeronautical aluminium 6082 produced on CNC milling machines from solid. A close inspection will reveal that not only does this special feature derive from top-quality manufacturing, resulting in what is essentially an authentic sculpture, but it also plays a key part in enabling the client to personalize each model in whatever way they please.
aluminum, insole, itanium, sculptural, wearable, fine, arts
While high technology and avant-garde materials come together to fashion a contemporary shoe sculpture, the input of highly skilled Italian craftsmen is still clearly visible. The result is an outstanding example of excellence; a work of art in the shape of a sandal that is as unique as a bespoke piece of jewellery and as individual as the woman who wears it. Type of research: machining. Research objectives: feasibility study,verification of portability, aesthetic result.
The main problem was to put in contact the technological innovation with the traditional shoe craftmanship.
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