Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Timmer Beauts

The traditional Northern English clog forms the underpinnings of this group project, hence ‘Timmer Beauts’ (or timber beauties), the endearing Cumbrian term for clogs.

  Research was conducted into the history of footwear and notions around desire, addiction and pleasure. This resulted into designing a bio-degradable and modular shoe (no glue or nails) that demands the care and interaction of the owner, during and after the shoe’s lifetime.

  Decisions on materials and construction were based on sustainability criteria, desirability and user interaction.

   The journey never followed a straight, smooth road but resembled a bumpy, windy road, on which we would sometimes lose our way; however ultimately a rewarding  experience and resulting in a pair of 21st century Timmer Beauts.