Footwear brand Camper’s legacy is explored at the Design Museum
LONDON, 2015-3-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The Design Museum has revealed plans for a fascinating new exhibition this spring and summer that will explore the work of one Europe’s best known fashion labels. Spanish footwear brand Camper will be the subject of Life On Foot, which will run from 13th May to 1st November 2015 looking at how a shoe collection is researched, created and presented. The Design Museum is located close to London Bridge, where it boasts one of the finest collections of items related to design and fashion, as well as a great shop and café. Visitors to London hoping to explore the area around the Design Museum should see LondonTown.com, the best website for events and exhibitions in the capital and also a great place to find details of a cheap hotel in London.
Life On Foot will use some of Camper’s most recognisable styles – Pelotas, Himalayan, Twins and Wabi – as lenses through which to explore the design, manufacturing and history of this independent family-run business whose products are purchased in their millions worldwide. The exhibition will take visitors from the design studios in Mallorca to high-tech mass production facilities in the Far East, and on to shop floors across the globe.
Life On Foot showcases Camper’s traditional shoemaking skills and contemporary design practice, bringing together sketched concepts, prototype products, as-yet-unreleased pieces and examples of the their non-conformist, often humorous approach to advertising. The exhibition also looks at the company’s history, which started in 1877 when Antonio Fluxà set sail for England to investigate new methods of industrial manufacturing. Finally, the exhibition explores the potential future of walking; interrogating the ways in which technological and sociological developments might change the pedestrian experience. From smart materials to augmented reality, wearable technology to kinetic pavements, an array of speculative design ideas suggest new directions and possibilities for ‘life on foot’. For more information, see LondonTown.com.
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