marloestenbhomerstudio.jpgCritically acclaimed designer Marloes ten Bhömer produces shoes that are both provocative and otherworldly. Her work fuses artistic and technological experiment in order to discover shoes anew. Ten Bhömer's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally and gives lectures about her work worldwide. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University and was a Guest Professor in the Fashion Department at the Universität der Künste Berlin from 2012-2015She takes on challenging commissions from galleries and private clients.

If the key commandment of glamorous, upscale shoe design for women is to amplify and exaggerate the curves of the human foot, ten Bhömer’s shoes are riotous and sensuous sinners” Shumon Basar, design and architecture critic.


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2001-2003      Masters; Design Products at Royal College of Art in London
2002               London College of Fashion, Footwear and Computer Summer Course
1997-2001      Degree; BA hons Higher School of Arts Arnhem, ArtEZ, 3d design

Work in permanent collections
FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology New York   -   Rotationalmouldedshoe  
Hub National Centre for Craft & Design   -   Pressedleathershoe
Stedelijk Museum 's-Hertogenbosch   -   Tiara, Smashing Black
Het Nederlands Leder en Schoenen Museum   -   Rotationalmouldedshoe

Selected exhibitions
2015                The Design Exchange Toronto   -   Smarter. Faster. Tougher. Curated by Marie O’Mahony  
2015                Design Museum London   -   Life on Foot. Curated by Pete Collard and Anniina Koivu
2015                Bonington Gallery, Crafts Council   -   Crafting Anatomies
2015                Stadtgalerie Klagenfurt, Austria   -   SHOEting Star
2013-2015      Crafts Council, National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, Guild Design Fair in Capetown, St Fergus Gallery, Wick, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, Perth Museum and Art Gallery   -   Real to Reel
2014                Folkestone Triennial Fringe   -   Transition Gallery
2014                Dutch Design Week 18-26 October 2014   -   UNCERTAINTY STUDIOS 
2014                UltraSuperNew Gallery, Tokyo   -   Juxtapose Dutch Art and Design
2014                Kunsthaus Wien Museum/Hundertwasserhaus   -   SHOEting Stars 'Shoes in Art and Design
2014                Mikimoto Hall Tokyo Tokyo   -   Tradition and Innovation of Dutch Design
2014                Sommerset House   -   Out of Step: Avant Garde Footwear from the Royal College of Art
2014                Kunsthal Rotterdam   -   s.h.o.e.s head over heels
2013-2014      Spring Projects   -   White Prototypes and Constellations
2013-2014      MAD Museum of Arts ad Design   -   Out of Hand; Materializing the Postdigital
2013-2014      Kent State University   -   Shifting Paradigms of Identity: Creative Technology and Fashion
2013                New Brewery Arts   -   Intelligent Making
2013                Victoria and Albert Museum Fashion Galleries   -   Design Festival London
2013                Fashion Space Gallery   -   Layer by Layer
2013                MoBA Centraal, Arnhem Fashion Biennale   -   Elevation 
2013                Stanley Picker Gallery   -   A Measurable Factor Sets The Conditions Of Its Operation
2013                Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu in Torun   -   Wonderingmode
2013                Grassi Museum Leipzig   -   Starker Auftritt!
2013                Craft Central London   -   Head To Toe
2013                Design Project Room, Head   -   Pierre Hardy; Anatomie du désir,  Curated by Alexandra Midal 
2012                LVR Landesmuseum Bonn   -   Schuhtick
2012                British Business Embassy, Lancaster House   -   Best of British
2012                Design Centrum Kielce, Poland   -   DESIGN=WZORNICTWO
2012                Premsela Stichting, Designhuis in Eindhoven   -   Connecting Concepts
2012                Oranienbaum Palace, Oranienbaum-Wörlitz   -   Excellent Craft at the Court
2011                Victoria & Albert Museum   -   The Power of Making 
2011                Zuiderzeemuseum, the Netherlands   -   Industrious|Artefacts. the Evolution or Crafts 
2011                Aram Gallery   -   Prototypes & Experiments VI: Casts & Moulds                                                  
2011                Silverstone Circuit, Northampton Museum, The Hub National Centre for Craft & Design   -   Formula Fashion 
2011                Ahmedabad, Premsela Stichting   -   Connecting Concepts 
2011                Modemuseum Hasselt   -   The Future That Never Was                                                     
2011                National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny   -   Jerwood Contemporary Makers              
2010                Design Museum Holon  -    Mechanical Couture: Fashioning a New Order                             
2010                Saint-Étienne   -   Biennale Internationale Design 2010 
2010                Jerwood Space   -   Jerwood Contemporary Makers
2010                The Naughton Gallery at Queens, Belfast   -   Jerwood Contemporary Makers 
2010                Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh   -   Jerwood Contemporary Makers 
2010                Palazzo Ducale of Sabbioneta   -   Please Me Fashion
2010                1822-Art Forum, Frankfurt am Main   -   High an Exhibition by Zuzanna Czebatul
2009                Design Museum London   -   Brit Insurance Designs of the year 2009 
2009                Spring Projects Gallery, London   -   Launch of Beigefoldeshoe
2009                Modemuseum Hasselt   -   In Her Shoes
2009                Arnhem Mode Biennale   -   Shape
2009                Krannert Art Museum Illinois   -   WOW design: Marloes ten Bhömer
2008                Galerie Lucy Mackintosh, Switzerland   -   Something material everything immaterial
2008                Platform21, Amsterdam   -   platform21=folding
2007                Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing   -   Get it louder, curated by the British Council
2006                Design Centre North, Barnsley   -   Fold
2006                The Hub Gallery, Sleaford   -   Fold and Stairwell showcase; Marloes ten Bhömer
2006                Het Nederlands Schoenenmuseum, Waalwijk   -   Schoen³
2006                Gemeentemuseum Den Haag   -   Fashion NL; the next generation
2006                Crafts Council London   -   The Gallery Showcase
2005                Stadtgalerie Münster curator Ron Arad   -   The Master’s choice
2005                Museum voor Moderne Kunsten Arnhem   -   Made in Arnhem
2004                Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven   -   Designers Present
2004                Tokyo Designers Block   -   Preserve Your Instinct
2003                The Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne   -   21 diademen voor Màxima
2003                The Dutch Embassy, Washington   -   21 diademen voor Màxima

Residencies, teaching and lectures
2012-2015      Guestprofessor in Fashion at the Universität der Künste Berlin
2012-2015      Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University
2014-2015      Speaker and visiting lecturer at the London College of Fashion, MA footwear
2015                Course validation MA Wearable Futures Ravensbourne 
2015                Speaker at Central Saint Martins, Material Futures
2014                Presentation of a testimonial at Global Fashion Conference Ghent
2014                Panel discussion at Victoria and Albert Museum Culture Salon, London
2014                Panel moderator Dissecting the Body and Fashion at the Designtransfer Gallery, Berlin
2014                Speaker at British Council International Creative Entrepreneurs Program, London 
2014                Workshop at London College of Fashion Maker Library
2014                Speaker at the Royal College of Art, London  
2014                Speaker at Student Conference High Tech v.s Low Tech orginised by The Trend Boutique, London 
2013                Speaker at Israel Musem Design Conference, Jerusalem
2013                Speaker at Victoria and Albert Museum during London Design Festival
2013                Speaker at Arnhem Fashion Biënnale, the Netherlands
2013                Speaker at Designtransfer Gallery, Berlin
2013                Speaker at Stanley Picker Gallery
2012                Workshop at HEAD Haute École d’Art et de Design Genève 
2012                Visiting lecturer at LCF MA fashion and the environment
2012                Speaker at Stanley Picker Gallery Kingston University, London
2011                Speaker at the V&A Power of Making Symposium
2011                Speaker at London College of Fashion Cordwainers, London 
2011                Speaker at Adidas, Germany
2011                Speaker at Camberwell College of Arts, London 
2011                Visiting lecturer at Kolding School of Design, Denmark
2011                Workshop at the Universität der Künste Berlin
2010                Residency at the Jerusalem Center for Visual Arts, Israel 
2010-present  Teaching position at Kingston University 
2010-2011      Teaching position at Camberwell College of Arts 
2010                Speaker and workshop at the Design Museum Holon, Israel
2010                Speaker at Kingston University, London
2009                Workshop at Weisensee University, Berlin
2009                Speaker at Middlesex University, London
2009                Workshop at European Design Lab, IED, Madrid
2009                Speaker at 100% Design, London
2009                Workshop at the Universität der Künste Berlin
2009                Lecture series at Design Museum, London
2009                Speaker at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
2007                Speaker at Parsons, New York
2007-2008      Teaching position at Foundation Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan University, London
2006                Visiting lecturer at Architectural Association London summer school
2006                Speaker at the Royal College of Art, London


Selected publications, books, journals and catalogues
2015               Victoria & Albert Museum, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain   -   Helen Perrson ed, Jana Scholze
2015               Journal of Fashion Theory, Fashionable Curiosities: Extreme Footwear as Wearable Fantasies   -   Anna Catalani
2014               3Dprinting gestalten   -   Sarah Hellwagner
2014               Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital, Museum of Arts & Design   -   Ronald T. Labaco
2013               Wonderingmode   -   Cuda Niewidy
2013               Digital Crafts: Industrial Technologies for Applied Artists and Designer Makers   -   Ann Marie Shillito
2013               Starker Auftritt, Experimentelles Schuhdesign   -   Sabine Epple
2012               Making It   -   Chris Lefteri   
2012               Designing Accessories   -   John Lau   
2012               Shoegasm: An Explosion of Cutting-Edge Design   -   Linda Falken 
2011               The Power of Making   -   Daniel Charny
2011               High Heels: Fashion Femininity Seduction   -   Ivan Vartanian and Philip Dalamore
2011               Nijverheden   -   Studio Makkink & Bey
2011               Dezeen Book of Ideas   -   Marcus Fairs
2011               Digital drawing for fashion design   -   Massimiliano Ciammaichella
2011               The Future That Never Was   -   Eve Demoen, Kenneth Ramaekers and Romy Cockx
2011               Shoes Objects of Desire   -   Miquel Abellán
2011               Contemporary Portraits of Fashion, Photography & Jewellery   -   Noovo, Vol.1
2010               Mechanical Couture, Fashioning a New Order   -   J. Hoos Fox and G. G. Duggan
2010               Shoes A-Z: Designers, Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers   -   Jonathan Walford
2009               Ron Arad: No Discipline   -   Paola Antonelli and Jonathan Safran Foer
2009               Unfolded, Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry   -   P. Schmidt and N. Stattmann
2009               Shoe Design   -   Aki Choklat and Rachel Jones
2008               Basics Fashion Design: Textiles and Fashion   -   J. Udale
2007               Product Design Diversity   -   J. van den Eijnde, S. van Vliet, M. Vos and A. van der Zwaag
2007               New Shoes, contemporary footwear design   -   S. Huey and R. Proctor 

Selected publications in magazines
2015               Disegno   -   Design Magazine 
2014               Marloes ten Bhömer   -   Schau Catalogue Universität der Künste Berlin
2014               Maker Library Network   -   British Council Interview
2013               Italian Vogue   -   Cover of Fashion Magazine
2013               Dazed & Fused   -   Korea
2013               Disegno   -   Design Magazine
2012               Frieze magazine   -   Art Magazine
2011               Daily Telegraph   -   British newspaper
2011               Vision   -   Chinese fashion and art magazine
2011               AZURE Magazine   -   Canadian design Magazine
2011               Opzij   -   Dutch women's opinion magazine
2011               Inform   -   German design magazine
2011               Times Space   -   Chinese design magazine
2011               HDL   -   Israeli magazine
2011               Shoes World   -   Taiwanese footwear magazine 
2011               Designing Magazine   -   British design magazine
2010        -   online technology magazine
2010               Viewpoint Magazine   -   fashion, design and art magazine
2010               Haarzet   -   Israeli newspaper
2009               The Evening Standard   -   British newspaper
2009               Ingredients Magazine   -   magazine about materials
2009               Dazed Digital   -   online fashion magazine
2009               Dezeen   -   online design magazine 
2009               IdN   -   international design magazine
2009               METRO.POP   -   international fashion and art magazine
2009               Italian Vogue   -   fashion magazine
2008               JCreport   -   online fashion magazine
2008               SLCTR   -   Dutch fashion magazine      
2007               Surface Magazine   -   fashion, architecture and design magazine
2007               LeMonde2   -   LeMonde newspaper’s magazine
2007               Talk   -   Chinese lifestyle magazine
2007               The outlook magazine   -   Chinese lifestyle magazine
2007               Blend magazine   -   Dutch lifestyle magazine   
2007               Brownbook   -   lifestyle magazine, Dubai
2006               Noovo   -   Spanish magazine
2006               Freedom   -   Taiwanese design magazine 
2006               Ryanair   -   in-flight magazine
2006               NRC   -   Dutch newspaper
2005               Japanese Vogue   -   Japanese fashion magazine
2005               Artreview   -   British art magazine
2005               El Mundo Magazine   -   Spanish newspaper magazine
2005               Blueprint   -   British architecture magazine
2005               Wallpaper   -   British design and interior magazine
2005               Vision   -   Chinese fashion magazine
2005               Tank   -   British fashion magazine
2005               Interior   -   American architecture and design magazine
2005               Link   -   Dutch fashion magazine
2005               Frame   -   Dutch interior magazine
2005               Design Week   -   English design magazine

Awards, grants, nominations, fellowships
2011-2013      Stanley Picker Fellowship in Design
2010                Nominated for Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010
2009                Nominated for the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009 at the Design Museum London
2006                Creative Pioneer Programme, Nesta Award
2005                Crafts Council Development Award
2003                Startstipendium FondsBKVB
2002                Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds   

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