Christophe Guberan and Carlo Clopath + Self-Assembly Lab, MIT
This project explores the possibility of producing the upper part of a shoe by printing a specific pattern on stretched fabric. The 2D pattern evolves after cutting into a 3D form. By printing material of varied layer thicknesses onto stretched textiles we are able to create self-transforming structures that reconfigure into pre-programmed shapes. The combination of stretchable fabric and plastic offers both flexibility and stability.
Film by: Emile Barret
Music: "Resound" by Lullatone