Life on Foot
at the Design Museum
Until 1st November 2015
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!
Camper is a company that takes pride in its design and technical expertise and there is a lot of focus on the materials they use (often quite unexpected materials!) and the processes of shoe making. As well as the shoes there is a plethora of material from Camper’s archive, their famously quirky advertising campaigns and even their shop interiors.
Go see it, Life on Foot is a real walk of art.
Photographs © The London Art File
Daily 10am – 5.45pm
Tickets: 1 ticket for 3 exhibitions
£6.50 Child under 16 (6–15 inclusive)
Free entrance to members and children under six
Visitors aged 60+ receive 20% off adult full price tickets every Wednesday with valid ID presented at the Admissions desk.
Ticket prices include a 10% voluntary charitable donation to help the museum raise funds for future exhibitions and learning programmes.
London SE1 2YD