Gold-plated 3D Printed Shoes for United Nude
New York based Francis Bitonti studio teams up with United Nude and 3D systems for the release the ‘Mutatio’ collection, a wearable project that considers the future of customization, as it relates to technology. Each shoe in the edition is completely unique, generated by an algorithm developed by the designer. ‘It’s not so much about making something customized. I wanted to think of a product as an algorithm,’ says Francis Bitonti. ‘Mutatio’ mixes both new and traditional crafting techniques — the heel of the shoe is 3D printed, allowing for individual results, are plated with gold and finished with a leather upper.
Each wearable in the collection is created from varying inputs added to a computer software developed in the studio, the same of which has been used for an accessories collection, to be manufactured by 3D systems and released this fall.