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Zapatos para ensamblar

Economic needs



€ 3.210
€ 1.740
€ 1.921
28 / 08 / 2012

Non-economic needs

Looking for

  • Technical translation

    Translation to other languages, mainly English, once the final documentation about the project will be published.

  • Packaging design

    We're looking for ideas and collaboration in the package design for the delivering of the shoe.

  • Partners

    After the Goteo campaign we're interested in contacting partners in other places who can help us with commercialization and expansion of the project.

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What is offered in exchange

Individual rewards

  • Contributing € 5

    Acknowledgment: Public thanks

    Your name will appear on a special part of the website

  • Contributing € 10

    Digital files: Advance download of designs and instructions

    You'll be among the first to have access to definitive version of the 3D model and the assembly files. + Public recognition

  • Contributing € 20

    Services: Visit to the see the shoes manufactured in FabLab Barcelona

    If you are interested in the process of manufacturing from 3D models, we offer a guided tour to see at first hand both the production process for these open source shoes as well as other projects at FabLab Barcelona + Public recognition + Digital files

    Limited reward
    15 units left
  • Contributing € 48

    Product: Model Nº1 raw version for assembly

    Model Nº1 raw version for hand finishing & assembly, made to measure + Public recognition

    Limited reward
    7 units left
  • Contributing € 55

    Product: Model Nº1 ready for assembly & use

    Model Nº1 finished and made to measure ready for assembly & use + Public recognition

    Limited reward
    0 units left
  • Contributing € 63

    Product: Model Nº2 ready for assembly & use

    Model Nº2 finished and made to measure ready for assembly & use + Public recognition

    Limited reward
    7 units left
  • Contributing € 70

    Product: Model Nº2 ready for assembly & use

    Model Nº2 finished and made to measure ready for assembly & use + Public recognition

    Limited reward
    9 units left
  • Contributing € 100

    Services: Technical presentation about the production of this and other projects

    A session for entities and organisations interested in getting to know the details of the Fabproducts project and the modelling, prototyping and production processes which take place in the FabLab led by the project coordinator. Via videoconference or in person (transport and accommodation costs not included) + Digital files + Public recognition

    Limited reward
    5 units left
  • Contributing € 110

    Product: Pack of both models ready for assembly & use

    Get both models of finished shoes in your size + FabLab visit + Public recognition

    Limited reward
    8 units left
  • Contributing € 500

    Services: Taller de espionaje industrial abierto

    Montamos una sesión junto a otros profesionales y empresas que trabajen en el sector del diseño o producción de calzado (en Barcelona o Mallorca), para compartir el proceso innovador de producción de los zapatos ensablables y su contexto de diseño abierto + Pack ambos modelos listos para ensamblar y usar

    Limited reward
    1 units left
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Marcela Rozo (Antropóloga)
Master en Diseño de la Interacción IAACC, Barcleona
Patronista de alta costura, Escuela de Diseño Felicidad Duce, Barcelona

Sanjay Fernandes (Economista)
Master en Diseño de la Interacción IAACC, Barcleona

Diego Bustamante (Diseñador Visual)
Estudiante de Doctorado "Comunicación visual en Arquitectura y Diseño" UPC, Barcelona
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Zapatos para ensamblar

Two prototypes designed and produced by the Fab-Products project at FabLab Barcelona (fablabbcn.org) whose design and production instructions can be released as open code with your support.

The two shoe models with their easy to assemble structure have been developed by Diego Bustamante, Sanjay Fernandes and Marcela Rozo, have been conceptualised as a process of open design and self-construction.

"Assemblable Shoes" is a project chosen from the Fab-Products 2011 call to develop products in FabLab Barcelona with the support of the (IAAC) Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña and ICUB, Barcelona.

After a research and prototyping phase we want to finish development, produce a limited run and open up the final design through this campaign in Goteo.

You can support the project and get a pair of the first models manufactured in FabLab Barcelona.

At the same time, the initiative has international projection as once the design is opened anybody in the international network of FabLabs (fab.cba.mit.edu/about/labs/) will be able to make their own open source shoes.

Main features

Model #1: ready to assemble shoe of 5-6 pieces.

Model #2: Shoe based on a block of milled wood, with leather.

Both models will have their corresponding model in 3D (3dm format) and pattern in PDF.

For those that want to acquire either of the pairs, they will be produced to measure in the FabLab Barcelona if you send us a scan of your sole (or by providing an exact size)

Why this is important

The main object of the project is to initiate the production of assemblable shoes, using the resources of the FabLab and assuring sustainable and responsible production. The development of the product meets with the following characteristics:

- Starts from the concept of open design, use and modification can be freely shared.

- Achieve a design which is efficient in terms of materials, production time and use of FabLab resources.

- Use durable, easily acquired and environmentally sustainable materials.

- Innovation in the concept of the assemblable shoe through the development of product with quality design, with modular possibilities and which is easily modifiable.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

The main aim of the project after the ideation, design and prototyping phase (see zapatos.fablabbcn.org/) is to initiate a small scale production phase with a limited edition of 50 units.

It also permits the making of the shoes by people interested in DIY, depending on access to machines or by acquiring the assemblable version.

At the same time this open source shoes campaign represents support for and an opportunity to inform more people about the area of self manufacturing and open design, from where it is possible through networks of production and personal manufacturing like the FabLab it is possible to research and progress in the creation of common goods and resources on a local, sustainable and open level.
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