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Life On Foot: Camper at the Design Museum

Start Date 13 May 2015
End Date 01 November 2015
Venue Design Museum
Location London, UK
Curator Pete Collard and Anniina Koivu
Designer Universal Design Studio
Exhibition display of rows of shoes

Embark on a creative journey into how traditional shoemaking has been shaped by contemporary design and new technologies. Life on Foot was the first exhibition on the maverick and much-loved Spanish footwear brand Camper.

Opening up Camper’s extensive archives publicly for the first time, the Design Museum explored the design and manufacturing process of the company’s instantly-recognisable products from their design studios in Mallorca to their high-tech mass production facilities in the Far East. Through sketched concepts, prototype products and as-yet-unreleased pieces, the exhibition explored Camper’s approach to everything from conceptual retail spaces and to their non-conformist, playful approach to advertising.

Unveiling the social, cultural and environmental impact of a life on foot, new commissions also brought new insights to the pedestrian’s relationship to the built environment, as innovations such as wearable technologies and surveillance systems change our experience of walking.

Image © Riccardo Bianchini.