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Peter Kuschnigg

MA work

The natural running shoe is the answer to the current trend of barefoot running. Its design is driven by the question: ‘What if a trainer becomes the trainer?’ A shoe that actively feeds back and additionally serves as a tool for visualising the runner’s unique gait. Derived through experimental and sustainable thinking, the product reinvents the construction methods of current running shoes by reducing materials, eliminating adhesives and providing a modular platform for easy recyclability. Inspired by my background in the prosthetic industry, I hope the product shows my deep respect for the elegance and complexity of the human body.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2011

  • The natural running shoe is the answer to the current trend of barefoot running. Its design is driven by the question: ‘What if a trainer becomes the trainer?’ A shoe that actively feeds back and additionally serves as a tool for visualising the runner’s unique gait. Derived through experimental and sustainable thinking, the product reinvents the construction methods of current running shoes by reducing materials, eliminating adhesives and providing a modular platform for easy recyclability. Inspired by my background in the prosthetic industry, I hope the product shows my deep respect for the elegance and complexity of the human body.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Product Design, Kingston University, 2004
  • Experience

  • Industrial designer, Otto Bock Healthcare, Vienna, Austria, 2004-9; Industrial design internship, Peschke Design, Vienna, Austria, 2002; Social Service (crafts teacher), Gquaina School, Namibia, 2000
  • Exhibitions

  • Orthopädie + Reha Technik, Leipzig Congress Center, Leipzig, Switzerland, 2010
  • Awards

  • Winner, Staatspreis Design Prize, 2009