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 she gives lectures about her work worldwide. She 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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Selected exhibitions
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
2010                Traveling   -   Reuters New Era Exhibition
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                Dutch Design Double, Amsterdam   -   Translations in Process
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
2004                Artsniper, Arnhem   -   Shoes
2003                The Gold Treasury Museum, Melbourne   -   21 diademen voor Màxima
2003                The Dutch Embassy, Washington   -   21 diademen voor Màxima

Selected publications, books and catalogues 
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
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

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

Residencies, teaching and lectures
2012-2015      Guestprofessor in Fashion at the Universität der Künste Berlin
2012-2015      Senior Research Fellow at Kingston University.
2012                Visiting lecturer at LCF MA fashion and the environment
2012                Speaker Stanley Picker Gallery / Kingston University
2011                Speaker at the V&A Power of Making Symposium
2011                Speaker at London College of Fashion / Cordwainers 
2011                Speaker at Adidas
2011                Speaker at Camberwell College of Arts 
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
2009                Workshop at Weisensee University, Berlin
2009                Speaker at Middlesex University
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 at Urbana Champaign
2007                Speaker at Parsons New York
2007-2008      Teaching position at Foundation Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan University
2006                Visiting lecturer at Architectural Association London summer school
2006                Speaker at the Royal College of Art London

Awards, grants, nominations, fellowships
2011                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 

Work in permanent collections
Hub National Centre for Craft & Design   -   Pressedleathershoe
Gemeente Museum Den Bosh   -   Tiara, Smashing Black
Het Nederlands Leder en Schoenen Museum   -   Rotationalmouldedshoe  

Laura J London
The Advantage 


© Marloes ten Bhömer 2000-2013