12/12/2014 05:04 GMT | Updated 15/12/2014 08:59 GMT

Studio Swine Chart Their Design Journey Towards The Ultimate Pair Of Heels

Vivek Vadoliya
Studio Swine reveal the ultimate heel

The European Space Agency’s mission to land Philea on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet sparked Studio Swine’s interest in astronomical material.

After visiting the meteorite collection at London's Natural History Museum the decision was made to make a pair of high heel shoes out of aluminium foam (a material that looks comet-like but is incredibly light). Swine had never made shoes before so the learning curve was steep.

Researching and convincing fabricators to collaborate meant a lot of rushing around town, but the Surface Pro 3’s ability to run powerful creative suites on a device that’s light and carries like a sketchbook was hugely beneficial for working on the move.

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