Brydie Rowan, a former member of the Terra Plana team in Brighton, recently put her skills and artistic prowess to some Terra Plana shoeboxes.
“I love pattern, textile, sculpture and repurposed art…so when I saw the Terra Plana boxes I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I haven’t worked with cardboard before and I was really interested to see what movement and texture I could create with quite a static material.
I wanted to make something wearable and biodegradable, so instead of using any glues etc (which would have been a lot quicker!) I made the dress piece by piece using a single hole punch and natural string, scoring, cutting and fixing to create smooth curved forms on the body and a free flowing skirt with movement.
I wanted to represent the feel of Terra Plana shoes, so I tried to keep the lines quite clean and simple but stylish.
It took me fifteen hours to make, and I am half way through the next piece, which is more geometric and angular and made with united nude boxes.
I’ve only just started but I have some really extravagant ideas to develop now I’m getting the hang of the medium.” – Brydie Rowan, 2010
Check out Bear Grylls wearing our VIVOBAREFOOT Kariba. He’s be wearing our Terra Plana shoes for a while now and has worn them in nearly all of his 2010 filming.
Check out these ads from the latest campaign by the Discovery Channel.
We recently collaborated with NYC Velo to do some cross-brand promotion. They kindly lent us a bike to place in our NYC store window and we exchanged discount coupons.
Here’s the same story, just written better by the guys at NYC Velo and featured on their website:
“A few months back, we had a few folks from the other side of the pond stop in looking for bikes to “hire” for the day. As it turns out, these Englishmen happened to work for the future-forward footwear brand, Terra Plana. With a boutique storefront a few blocks away on Elizabeth and a shared eco- sensibility, we immediately thought a collaboration of some sort was in order. We loaned TP a bike for their window (a beautiful green Civia Loring) and we also decided to launch a cross-brand coupon. If you’re in Terra Plana, check out the display, pick up a pair of new kicks in the process and grab up a coupon for a discount at NYC Velo. In turn, we’ve got discount coupons good for 20% off at Terra Plana!”
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Here’s what the Telegraph said about the Isis:
Yoga, Pilates and other core fitness activities are traditionally practised barefoot. But if you are going to slip something on, make sure it’s lightweight and responsive to the movements of your feet. With a 3mm- thick Vivo Barefoot sole, these slippers allow you to feel the benefits of your workout without compromising on your sensory enjoyment.
Here’s an interview, with Terra Plana‘s very own Galahad Clark, about being barefoot and VivoBarefoot shoes, from the Ottawa Citizen Newspaper.
Here are a view extracts, for the full article, visit the Ottawa Citizen:
“Edenism is the new word,” the Britain-based Clark said as he strolled lower Manhattan shod in his thin-soled creation. “Our shoes are not as good as barefoot, but they’re as close as we can get.”
Clark’s line of running and walking shoes, called Vivo Barefoot, feature a three millimeter (0.11 inch) sole that, he contends, frees the wearer to walk and run as evolution intended.
“We just tried to make the least shoe we possibly could,” said Clark, in what might seem a counter-intuitive move from a man whose family has been making shoes for almost 200 years.
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Read in the Financial Times about how Terra Plana is part of a new awareness for sustainable footwear. Glueless technology and minimum components is pioneered with our POP range!
Photos: Field, Entratalibera Milan, April 2010
FIELD by Dominic Wilcox?
Showing at Entratalibera, during the Salone del Mobile in Milan from the 14th to the 19th of April.
Dominic Wilcox is very pleased to be showing his artworks and designs at Entratalibera.
The creations on show include ‘Field’, an installation made from over 500 eco-friendly Terra Plana shoes and shoelaces that rise into the air as though growing towards the light. The featured shoe is the Terra Plana ‘Pop’.
?Corso Indipendenza 16?
This is Dominic Wilcox’s second collaboration with Terra Plana; a reinterpretation of his succesful Field installation in 2009, London Design Festival.
For this project, Dominic wanted to explore issues of ecology & sustainability; for Terra Plana these are foundation principles of the company…
The POP was selected because unlike most shoes, that use upwards of 30 components, a lot of heat setters and glue, the ‘Terra Plana Pop‘ is designed with efficiency in mind using minimum glue, components and processes.
The result is a truly modular shoe that is lightweight, flexible and ergonomically crafted and boasts an interchangeable sole. Making the Pop easy to repair and personalise.
WATCH how the POP is made by clicking here