Julia Łyżwińska

DISSOLVED FLEXIBILITY. Modern technology and tradition. Shoe series design.

The work is the result of several years of exploration in two design areas: footwear design and 3D modeling and printing, offering new both technological and visual solutions.


I was inspired by Neri Oxman's lecture for TED Talks, who was inspired by human skin when parametrically designing a dress for the Iris Van Herpen collection. Leather is a monolithic structure that varies in thickness, porosity and hardness depending on its function. The use of 3D printing technology and modification of the wall thickness and filling allows the properties of the same material to be modified depending on the function it is to perform. The introduction of additional wall outlines and more layers in the sole makes it more durable. In turn, the use of less filling in the upper allows it to be more flexible and thus provide greater freedom of movement, also reducing the weight of the footwear.

— Julia Łyżwińska


Katarzyna Ditrich-Paturalska