‘Perspectives of the human body in contemporary culture are shifting. Advancements in technologies are allowing us to rethink the corporeal by providing opportunities to augment, grow, track, and sense the body. As a result, a renewed, more conscious, interest in this subject is occurring within design impacting on the development of new materials, and influencing the construction and design of things.’
OurOwnsKIN is a consultancy rethinking design for the body….
We are innovation designers connecting with medical, material and apparel specialists on collaborative design projects. We translate anatomical and emotional perspectives of the body into design for items that we wear - from footwear to fashion apparel. We run design thinking workshops with collaborators and wearers, evoking insights to create solutions for critical design and future manufacturing.
Recent projects include 3D printed footwear inspired by the structure of human skin (Funded by Innovate UK, Makerversity and Ravensbourne University) and co-designed future footwear concepts - working closely with Epidermolysis Bullosa patients (Reboot - Funded by Kings College London).