Spanish footwear brand, Camper, is celebrating its 40 year anniversary this year with an exhibition at the Design Museum, the very first to be devoted to the company. London is an appropriate location for Camper’s anniversary exhibition as the founding Fluxà family has a history with the capital. In 1877 Antonio Fluxà travelled to England from his home in Mallorca to study English shoemaking, returning to his island with the techniques and equipment to open a workshop. Almost a century later in 1975, Antonio’s grandson Lorenzo Fluxà founded the Camper brand.
On show are, of course, a huge number of Camper’s shoes including an amazing array of their iconic Pelotas. Pelotas are their best selling and most famous shoe. Over 10 million pairs have been sold since their launch in 1995 and over 600 Pelotas variations have been designed and produced. See if you can spot a pair of Pelotas like those you might own yourself in the line of Pelotas on show!